Save the Date for Advent at The Well


Save the date for Advent at The Well, an evening of reflection on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The planning team is still finalizing details, but here’s what we know.

  • Tuesday, December 6 – the Feast of St. Nicholas.
  • The event will be held at the Windsor Heights Community Center, just west of Des Moines with easy access off I-235.
  • Doors open at 6:45 PM.
  • The theme of the evening is “Just Give Me Jesus.” Think simple – a few hours to rest our souls, connect with friends, and center our minds on Jesus as we journey through Advent. Emily Schmid, who provided a beautiful soundtrack for our summer gathering, will once again lead us in praise and worship music. Katie Patrizio will give the keynote talk (bios shared below).
  • It’s a “BYOM” event. A what? BYOM – bring your own mug! You bring your favorite mug and we’ll fill it with a hot beverage.
  • “Well-inspired” mugs can be purchased during the event. Proceeds from all mug sales go toward The Well’s ongoing evangelical efforts. More details on the mugs coming soon.
  • Programming for Advent at The Well ends at 9:00 PM. Women who want to enjoy extended, unstructured conversation can do so until 9:30 PM.
  • This is a no-charge event; a free will offering will be collected.
  • You must RSVP through an online system that will go live soon. Please stay tuned for details. In the meantime, save the date and spread the word.

Speaker Bios for Advent at The Well

Emily SchmidEmily Schmid is a classic Iowa farm girl turned southwestern Arizona desert girl turned Iowa city girl. She loves books, movies, knitting, running, and spending time with people! A self-proclaimed "uber-extrovert," Emily loves being with people and sharing her love of the Lord with others. Emily shares the Gospel message most commonly through music as the Music Director at St. Pius X in Urbandale and as a praise and worship leader for various events around the Des Moines Diocese.
patrizio_-katieKatie Patrizio is the Director of Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Parish in Ames. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master’s degree in Biblical theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego. Katie frequently teaches popular studies of Scripture and also serves as an instructor for the Catechetical Institute of the Diocese of Des Moines. When she’s not working for Jesus she enjoys good beer, bike rides, and daydreaming about her home state of California.