St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Portland is featured in a new book What Are We Waiting For? Re-imagining Advent for Time to Come by the Very Rev. William H. Petersen. Bill and his wife Priscilla visit St. Gabriel several times a year while they are visiting family in our area and in the book he talks about how St. Gabriel took an “unexpected approach” by introducing Expanded Advent in church school first for a couple of years, and then let it flow into general worship. He talks about the December day in 2016 when Bishop Michael visited and how St. Gabriel handled Expanded Advent at that time. See the excerpt from the book.