The time is now –
attend the virtual event of the season!
Christmas in the Present
Inspired by the popular Advent by Candlelight events, Christmas in the Present is a collection of evenings sprinkled throughout the Advent and holiday season. We’ll gather in the spirit of supporting a cause, sparking conversation, and sharing in this new experience of Christmas in a pandemic together, as a community.
This year, technology has brought us together in important ways. Zoom meetings – ehem, celebrations! – can be as fun as we make them. Christmas in the Present is not your average Zoom call. This is an event made for like-minded women to share in an authentic, engaging experience. Maria Rodgers O’Rourke will guide guests through a specially-tailored 90 minute program filled with inspiration, insights, and opportunities to share your story.
Give Yourself the Gift of Time
In 2020, Christmas will look really different – for everyone, including you! How have you and your family been impacted by the events of this year? Are you feeling supported and connected, in this time of social distancing? When we celebrate this season, how will our beloved traditions adapt to the changes?
Mary [tends] to her “Self”: her soul, that part of her where God resides. Our busy days challenge us to attend to the Self as well as the self. When both are cared for, marvelous transformations take place.Maria Rodgers O’Rourke
Reserve Your Spot
Maria literally wrote the book on thriving (and not just surviving) during Advent – the perennial favorite women’s journal Prepare Your Heart for a Great Christmas. Through self-care and spirituality, she invites us to connect with ourselves, each other, and the deep truths that weave our lives together.
Christmas in the Present combines conversation with both storytelling and wisdom, to create an unforgettable evening for all ladies attending, from the comfort of your home!
Bring an open heart, some festive decorations, and your Christmas spirit! This is a time to be together. Let’s share what is on our minds, listen fully, and find joy in the midst of everything going on.
With thoughtful insights and questions, and the space to unravel, we’ll discuss what’s at the heart of our experience this holiday season.
In a supportive environment, we can share laughter and maybe even a few tears. This has been a year full of ups and downs. By affirming each other, and grounding in gratitude, we’ll celebrate the possibilities ahead.
Who is Maria?
We’ll take some time to explore the full scope of this unique season, with all its heartaches and hopes. What are we missing this year? What’s new and possible? With Mary, Jesus’ mom, as our guide and companion, we’ll discover the grace in the Christmas Story made new in this year’s Advent and Christmas seasons.
Maria will guide the conversation with a presentation and opportunities for everyone to share. We may even dip into popular holiday movies and hidden gems of Christmas music for laughter and inspiration!
Enjoy Christmas in the Present
In an effort to keep our gatherings personal, tickets are limited.
Reserve your spot today!
Take a moment to…
Support a Cause
Take this opportunity to contribute what you can to a mission-driven nonprofit organization or parish, donated directly, along with 7% of proceeds from all event ticket sales.
Meet with Friends
You may be looking to make new connections, or maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve been able to catch up with women from your community! Get together virtually and celebrate the season.
The goal of Christmas in the Present is to help us get in touch with ourselves and the gift of the Now, and find a light to guide us through Advent.
If you’re feeling worried, anxious, sad, or frustrated… you’re not alone. No matter what your situation is, we’ll support each other and uncover positive, uplifting truths.
Our Holiday Season Finale
What if we are the ones we’ve been waiting for?
In Christian Tradition, January 6th celebrates the day Three Wise Men followed the bright light to the Jesus, bearing gifts for the newborn king.
The Wise Women: Stars, Stories, and Guiding Light 🌟 is an homage to this tradition, but with a refreshing twist. This is an invitation to connect with your own inner star, to guide you towards a more alive, invigorated future in the New Year. Forget your old list of New Years Resolutions! Let’s look inside ourselves and uncover the gifts we bring to the world around us. It’s time to write a new story.
This 60 minute virtual meet-up will follow a similar structure to Christmas in the Present, but with a completely unique program. All of the lovely ladies who participated this season are invited to join!