Advent is the anticipation of the Christmas event.
The arrival of Jesus Christ is a season of adventure.
Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas.
Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas by reading scriptures and lighting candles.
Sunday, December 2nd “a season of hope”
We light the prophet’s candle of hope, in anticipation and expectation of a promising kingdom of justice. “The Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love.” Psalm 127:11
Sunday, December 9th “A reason for faith”
We light the people’s candle, trusting in God’s gracious provision for our salvation. “For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Sunday, December 16th “A celebration of joy”
We light the shepherd’s candle in celebration of God’s promised favor. “The shepherds went back, singing praises to God for all they had heard and seen; it had been just as the angel had told them.” Luke 2:20
Sunday, December 23rd “a present of peace”
We light the angel’s candle eternally grateful for our reconciliation. “Suddenly a great army of heaven’s angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:13-14
Monday, December 24th “a gift of love”
We light the Christ Candle in adoration of the human gift of God’s tender love. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Sundays at 10:30am
Dec 24 at 12 noon
carols & candlelight