- Written by Bruce Galloway
Advent begins the Christian year with the first Sunday nearest November 30th. The Advent wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent. Each candle represents an aspect of spiritual preparation for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we begin with HOPE, believing that God keeps His promises. This will be followed by PREPARATION, then JOY, LOVE, finally with the lighting of the CHRIST CANDLE on Christmas Eve. Please note that December's Holy Communion will be celebrated during this Candlelight service at 7:00 p.m. Next Sunday's morning worship will feature our Chancel Choir presenting the cantata, "The First Noel: Celebrating the Birthday of a King". Bring a friend and share the joy!