Advent Authors and Artists 2023

Welcome to the world, Christ Child! Our souls rejoice at your coming!

Many people offered their time, ideas, prayers, and images to make this year’s Advent blog possible. I am so grateful to all of these children of God for their gifts…

Bill Albritton continues to lead Coffee & Conversation, a weekly study at Saint John’s in Duxbury; he also coordinates the parish’s prayer ministry. His thoughtful additions to this yearly offering began in its first year, and continued every year since.

David Anderson is a retired Episcopal priest living outside Philadelphia, and author of Breakfast Epiphanies and Losing Your Faith, Finding Your Soul. You can check out more of his writings at his blog, Finding Your Soul.

Donna Ciulla is a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester, Vermont, where she sings in the choir, serves as a Eucharistic Minister, and leads the Stephen Ministry. She lives with her husband and son in Arlington, Vermont. She also organizes the readers for Sunday worship services.

Phil Ciulla is a semi-retired house painter who lives in Arlington, Vermont, with his wife, Donna, and their son, Zack. He is a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester, Vermont, where he sings in the choir. He is a Eucharistic minister, and leads the Stephen Ministry with his wife, Donna.

Donna Eby is coordinating the Sunday school program at Christ Church Parish in Plymouth, MA. Her words and images have graced this seasonal blog for many years.

Bryan Fredrickson is a retired lawyer from Colorado; he and his wife moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and are taking full advantage of all it has to offer. He found his worship community at the Unitarian church there. His words have been an Advent gift many times over the years.

Dave Fredrickson is the priest-in-charge of Zion Episcopal church in Manchester Center, Vermont. He is a coauthor of  Being Church in a Liminal Time: Three Images to Shape Your Congregation’s Future.

Jill Fredrickson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, living in a way that honors the earth and life in general after careers as a middle school teacher and real estate agent. Her words and images have graced this devotional for many years.

Michael Giordano is a member of Zion Episcopal Church, and serves on the Vestry. He serves as a reader in worship. He is a new father this year.

Debbie Hill is a singer, artist, and calligrapher who offers her talents at Christ Church Episcopal in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Don, have provided music for the Saturday evening service there for many years, to the great delight of the congregation.

Margaret Hill loves God, self, and neighbor in Duxbury, Massachusetts and at Christ Church Parish in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Her art has graced this blog and many homes.

Jeff Jones is a retired minister and field education teacher for seminarians. His book, Being Church in a Liminal Time: Three Images to Shape Your Congregation’s Future, was released earlier this year.

Astri Kilburn is a member of Zion Episcopal Church in Vermont, a reader for the eight o’clock worship services there, and a caring neighbor.

Robin Nielsen offers her talents as an altar guild leader in the diocese of Massachusetts, and in her home parish of Christ Church Episcopal in Plymouth. She has offered her words and images to this project for several years.

Sharon Walker is a Product Manager at S&P Dow Jones Indices in New York City. She lives with her family in Manchester, Vermont, and calls Zion Episcopal her home for loving God and neighbor.Edit

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