What is Advent?
The word advent itself comes from a Latin term that means "coming". During the Advent season we intentionally place ourselves into the story of the incarnation, remembering when God was born into a manger and became one of us. It's a time to remember God's first coming, to acknowledge his presence that remains today, and to look ahead with great anticipation for the reconciliation of all things!
What does it look like?
We are acknowledging this Advent season in our community through arts and rhythms, through songs and silence, using the scriptures to guide us on every step. There are ways for everyone to engage in this story, young and old alike. Our Christmastime celebrations wouldn't be the same without you, so we hope to see your family over the next few weeks!
When does it start?
Advent beings this year on Sunday, December 1st. There will be a service each week of Advent, culminating in an evening of carols by candlelight on Monday, December 23rd. We will sing of the coming of Christ accompanied by candles, and our evening will end by lighting the last candle of Advent together - the Christ candle.