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  • Once Upon a Time – Join Us for a Family Advent Storytelling Series


    In collaboration with Sparkle Stories and How to Story, First Congregational Church presents live storytelling with master storyteller, David Sewell McCann.

    The goal with this magical storytelling event is to build original holiday stories of light, stillness and community that we can all use to care for each other this advent season.

    The stories will be collaborative.

    They will be spontaneous.

    They will sometimes involve music, sometimes ritual and sometimes movement.

    Participation is always optional.

    All ages welcome.


    Join us live or online for one or all the evenings!

    Get Tickets Here


    Wednesday, November 29th
    5:00 – 6:00 PM

    Form a collaborative story about the nature of light and its important place in festivals like Advent, Hanukkah, Solstice, and Christmas.



    Wednesday, December 6th
    5:00 – 6:00 PM

    As a gathered community, we welcome in forms of quiet and stillness into our storytelling and weave stories out of what emerges. The story will be followed by a quiet walk outside with candles.


    Wednesday, December 13th
    5:00 – 6:00 PM

    Our final gathering includes musicians and vocalists as we find narrative in music and spontaneously create an advent story out of images, sounds, feelings and all of our voices. Concludes with singing together in candlelight.



    David Sewell McCann has written and told over 1400 original stories for Sparkle Stories and now trains faculties, leaders and change-makers how to be effective and authentic storytellers at How to Story. 









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