Greensky Hill to offer Advent worship service, 'Sacred Space'

Greensky Hill Indian United Methodist Church will continue the Advent worship series, "Reflecting the Sacred," with the Advent 3 service, “Sacred Space," starting at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.

The service will feature the Drum Voices of Greensky Hill, Advent candle lighting, carols and prayers in Anishinaabemowin and English, "Time for Children" and a reflection with family pastor Sarah Sheaffer based on Isaiah 35:1-10, the First Nations Version of Luke 1:46b-55, and Richard's Rohr's "Universal Christ," and a video, "Birth Blessing," by The Work of the People.

Greensky Hill Church in Charlevoix.
Greensky Hill Church in Charlevoix.

As worship series collaborator, Worship Design Studios, notes, "All of creation is imbued with the presence of the Christ Mystery. It is a 'Christ Mirror.' When we say this, we don’t say that all things are God, but that God is in and through all things. The Creator’s very DNA was set in motion as day and night, earth and sky, flora and fauna, creatures and humans inhabited the earth. And God called it all inherently 'good.' The earth upon which we walk is a Sacred Place."

Greensky Hill invites the community to worship in its 190-year-old hewn-log sanctuary, located at 8484 Greensky Hill Road, Charlevoix, and online at every Sunday at 10 a.m. and for a Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24.

Previous services and more information are available at

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