Biblical Telling 101
Advent - Christmas
a Telling Opportunity for your Community
with Beverly Brazier
The Christmas story is so familiar – and yet every year, so startlingly new.
Here’s an opportunity for you and your faith community to experience that ancient newness: Learn to tell it by heart. By yourself, for yourself, or with others, for worship services, carol-sings, or studies….
The earliest Christians knew it, passed it on, taught it to their children, by heart. We can do that too.
If you’d like to give it a try, Beverly Brazier, of the Network of Biblical Storytellers, is willing to help you. Contact her to talk about the possibilities. Starting in November, she’ll set up times to meet with you and others (worship committees, Bible study groups, families…) to learn the gifts and grace of Biblical storytelling, focusing on the Christmas stories from Luke and Matthew.
Beverly Brazier (Rev Bev)
was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, the oldest of three children born to Gertie Saville Brazier and Bill Brazier. Rooted and grounded in the Precambrian Shield of Northwestern Ontario, she is even more deeply rooted and grounded in the grace of the Holy One, who has been with her through a lifetime of adventures of many kinds.
Ordained to the ministry of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care by Maritime Conference in May of 1984, she has served the Church in Hunter River PEI, Parrsboro Nova Scotia, New Richmond/Grande Cascapedia Quebec, Miramichi NB, Canterbury /Debec /McKenzie Corner NB and most recently Whitehorse in the Yukon. She has a passion for ministry in small communities - and for the scriptures. She is deeply attentive to the needs of the people in the place she inhabits, nurturing the church to be a centre point of peace and action. Her friends call her a "spiritual powerhouse", "crazy as a coot", a fierce advocate for reconciliation, and a biblical storyteller to the core. Recently retired from full-time ministry, she says that these last months have called her to be still; to move deeply into a practice of gratitude, silence and reflection, to discern what the Spirit is up to these days and where the gaps are.