ADVENT, a word with Latin roots, means “coming.” Advent designates a period before Christmas when Christians prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
This practice began in the church over sixteen hundred years ago! Sermons focused on the wonder of the Incarnation. By the Middle Ages four Sundays had become the standard length of the Advent season. Advent is considered the beginning of the church year.
This Sunday, we join churches around the world to begin the season of Advent.
Here are our Advent themes:
December 3 Hope
December 10 Love
December 17 Joy
December 24 Peace
These themes will prepare us for a Jesus-centered Christmas!
Let’s welcome the Lord Jesus fully into our lives and church.
We are collecting items for the Christmas Blessing through Christmas Eve to be delivered Christmas Day. Items needed: Coats (new or in good condition) Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Blankets, (new or in good condition) sleeping Bags, Individually Wrapped candy, Fruit Snacks, Peanut butter or Cheese Crackers, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Chapstick, Cough Drops, Pocket Pack Kleenex, Band-aids, Feminine Products, $5 McDonald Gift Cards.