Watch communications in the Congregational Update and on our website for details on how you can participate in a small group book study of this daily devotional this Advent season!

At Christmas, God came into our ordinary world in the form of a child, and still today we can perceive God at work through the ordinary stuff of life, if only we train our eyes to see. In this daily devotional for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Jill J. Duffield draws readers’ attention to ten ordinary objects that appear in the biblical story and that we encounter in our own lives. Through objects such as gates, trees, cloth, light, and water, readers will find new meaning in the biblical account of Jesus’ coming. By connecting everyday objects with biblical texts, Advent in Plain Sight prompts readers to see the near kingdom of heaven on earth and ponder what that divine proximity enables and asks them to do and be. Each daily devotional features a Scripture reading, prayer, and reflection, reminding Christians that God still dwells among us, even in the most ordinary places. Keep your eye out for meeting times! Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase for $10 starting in November, or can be purchased through your favorite bookseller.