Our Ushering in Advent decorating party is December 3rd at 5pm. We will learn about Advent traditions, decorate the church for the season, and eat delicious finger foods.
For Kids and Parents
Calendar of Events
Dec 1- BLAST for Kids: Believing, Learning and Serving Together – 5:30-8pm
Dec 3 – Shoe box Packing Party for Eastern Kentucky – 3pm
Dec 3 – Ushering in Advent Decorating – 5pm
Dec 9 – Mission Trip to Somerset
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols – 5pm
WHAT IS ADVENT?
Advent marks the beginning of the Church Year. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day.
The name “Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus and meaning “coming” or “arrival.” We celebrate coming of God as Christ when Jesus was born as a baby and live among people and the Second Coming of Christ where all of creation is reconciled with
Advent is a season of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, of longing. We long for justice to come to the world, for Christ to reign in truth, and for freedom from bondage (from sin, oppression, etc.).
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE ADVENT?
Color: We decorate the sanctuary with purple, the color of royalty and of penitence.
Advent Wreath: The wreath consists of a circular ring of evergreens and 5 candles. The green represents new and everlasting life. The circle represents the eternal nature of
God with no beginning or end. The candles represent the light of God coming into the world. The four outer colored candles are for the waiting over the four weeks of Advent On the Third Sunday of Advent we use the color pink, the color of joy. The white center candle is the Christ Candle lit only on Christmas Eve in honor of his birth.
Other Activities include using an Advent Calendar to count down until Christmas, decorating a “Jesse Tree” with symbolic ornaments, giving money to the poor, and showing hospitality.owing hospitality.