Over centuries, the Church developed a habit of “camping out” on the dates around Christmas to center our hope on Jesus.
The four Sundays (and their weeks) before Christmas are the season of Advent when we wait and prepare for the coming of Jesus. The two Sundays (and weeks) after Christmas are known as Christmastide where we celebrate the presence of Jesus.
There’s no magic formula here: Advent is easy to celebrate. You might use an Advent Wreath, a pop up calendar, or have your own traditions.
We’re giving you a simple calendar to download with a candle-lighting traditional and a brief scripture reading for each day. We’ll also post an Advent devotional for families each day on our social media – Facebook and Instagram.
And if you’d like to pick up a candle and sticker to use, stop by the church office November 29, the first day of Advent, or anytime after!