On Saturday, November 19th the Deacons of GPC will be sponsoring our Annual Advent Retreat, The Art of Self-Emptying, beginning at 9 am. During the retreat we will explore our understanding of Christian thankfulness and gratitude. How do we celebrate and give thanks during a holiday that seems to be increasingly about getting and not giving? How do we prepare for the return of Christ in the present as opposed to celebrating an action of the past? We will explore these themes as we study the kenotic hymn found in Philippians 2:6-11. Put the date on your calendar and plan to be there.