Are you looking for a way to grow in your faith, meet others, and have a moment in the week for reflection? Early Risers Book Group is starting a new session and everyone is welcome to participate.  

During the four Thursdays in Advent (which starts on Sunday, November 29) we will be reading the book Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season by Heidi Haverkamp. Heidi Haverkamp lives right here in Chicago.
From the author:
“I wrote Advent in Narnia after being inspired by the most successful Advent program I’ve ever offered at St. Benedict, based on C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I couldn’t find a book connecting Advent with that book’s related themes: light and darkness, meals and gifts, temptation and sin, forgiveness and hope, and even an appearance by Father Christmas.”

The book includes brief daily readings with great questions for thought. This book would be a great way to engage in a daily practice during advent. Then, on Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. we’ll discuss the chapters from that week and use a discussion guide from the book. We’ll also watch some brief clips from the film version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
If you’ve never read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, you might want to consider reading it alongside this book. It is a wonderful book and one you might want to read with others in your family. There’s even a wonderful picture book version for younger children. Perhaps either the picture book or the regular book would be a good Advent gift for someone and then you could read aloud with them over FaceTime? Something to consider!
Our copies of Advent in Narnia have arrived! You can pick up your copy starting today. If you email Terri she’ll place a copy outside for you along with your bookmark.
We’ll be meeting for the first time on December 3 and looking at chapters 1-7 (although if you start reading on 11/29, you’ll really be at chapter 5, which is fine) and we’ll look at the discussion guide on page 68.


The group will begin on December 3 and continue for 4 weeks.

Meeting ID: 814 172 150
Passcode: 598120

Please email Pastor Erik with any questions or to join this next session of Early Risers!  You may join this session before December 3.


12/3 — Chapters 1-7 & The Wardrobe, page 68
12/10 — Chapters 8-14 & The Witch, page 71
12/17 — Chapters 15-21 & Father Christmas, page 75
12/24 — Chapters 22-28 & The Lion, page 78