West End United Methodist Church

Advent Prayer Stations // Weekly Prayer and Lighting of Candles at WEUMC

Last Advent, we were forced to be creative because we could not use our worship spaces in the traditional ways to which we were accustomed. One of the adaptations that emerged in that season was the creation of Advent stations that remained set up in the church for the duration of Advent. These stations were very popular, so we will continue this practice of providing quiet space for prayer and reflection during the busyness of the Advent season.  

Beginning the first week of Advent, prayer stations will be available in the breezeway between Scales Chapel and the Sanctuary. These stations will include a place for lighting prayer candles, weekly prayer prompts, music, our Chrismon tree, and even our life-size nativity. The stations will incorporate the artwork of John August Swanson whose art is serving as a focal point for this holy season. The prayer prompts and art will change weekly.  

Every Wednesday evening in Advent (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22), we will have the entrance to the breezeway open for prayer and reflection from 5:30 - 8 p.m. When the schedule allows, we will also make the Sanctuary available for prayer during these hours. Pastors will be monitoring our stations at these hours and available for prayers of healing. Furthermore, you may visit these stations on Sunday mornings or whenever you happen to be in the building. 

We hope these prayer stations will awaken your spirit and bring peace to you this Advent season. Take time to engage this wonderful opportunity to prepare your heart and mind for the arrival of Christ through the beauty of art, music, prayer, and our Spirit-filled worship spaces.