How do we celebrate Advent?
There are many customs for celebrating Advent. One popular tradition is counting the days until Christmas using an Advent Calendar. Each day a window is opened with a special message. Children in our Sunday School will receive an Advent Calendar to use during this season. Another beautiful tradition is the lighting of the Advent wreath.
In worship we mark the Sundays of Advent lighting a candle on the wreath each Sunday. Advent wreaths can be used at home, as well. Our children will be making a wreath for their families on the first Sunday of Advent. The purpose of the Advent wreath is to deepen our understanding of Christmas. Each week, as another candle is lit, we are reminded that Jesus is coming as the light of the world. The wreath is a symbol: the circle and evergreens remind us of God’s un-ending love for God’s people.
Join us during Advent to celebrate the season—beginning November 30—with worship on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Advent calendars and wreaths, with our Noonday Noel concerts on Wednesdays, all preaparing us for the joyous celebration of Christmas on December 24th.
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