Helping Hands: happening now!
The Gift: Friday, December 6th
Carols in the Fort: Thursday, December 12th
Youth Network Christmas Party: Tuesday, December 17th
Christmas Eve Services: 3p | 4:15p | 5:30p | 6:45p
"Cheer up, Zion! Don’t be afraid! For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty saviour. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3.16-17)
During this season we remind one another not only of the hope we have in Christ but to actively hope in Christ. And we participate in activities that embody and offer hope to others through our service.
Advent means “coming” or “arrival”. It’s the four-week season in the church calendar year preceding Christmas characterized by waiting and longing for God and what God assures the world: hope, peace, joy, love. Advent is the dark before the dawn; the candle burning brightly in a deep forest; the star way off in the black; the contrast and the quiet. Advent is the unsteady confidence that God will come through.
Over the course of the month, we'll share four Advent Poems that reflect on the four themes of the season – hope, peace, joy, love – drawing on the inspiration of scripture. The poems can be found here.
Follow this link to use the lectionary for daily Advent readings.