Advent Hope and Prayers

event_note November 28, 2021

Rain was no impediment on Saturday, November 28th, as several Salal + Cedar members met on the grounds behind St. Anselm’s Anglican Church on the unceded traditional territory of the S?wx?wú7mesh Úxwumixw to usher in the Season of Advent. Protected by a pop-up shelter from the deluge that continues to devastate our province, and warmed by a portable hearth, we sipped hot cider in the glow of the fire. As darkness fell, we passed around cuttings from various plants common to this beautiful Fraser River watershed, celebrated the Eucharist, shared stories, laughed, and marveled soberly at the power of nature, embodied in the very large maple tree beside us, ripped from the ground by the recent tornado. Grateful for our relative safety and warmth, we remembered in our prayers and in our hearts those in our community and all our relations, human and otherwise, who are struggling in face of the ongoing heavy rains and rising waters. May God protect us all, keep us safe, dry, warm, and well, and ensure that we all have everything we need.