On Sunday, December 1st, we move into the new year of the church calendar as we enter into the season of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation as the church readies itself for the celebration of The Incarnation. In the midst of the rush towards Christmas, our culture consumes more - more hurry, more buying, more stuff. But the church is invited instead to stop, breathe, and receive the gift of waiting. So our four liturgies leading up to Christmas will reflect this movement of the church, as we gather to wait, hope, and journey together.
It’s always a meaningful time for us. And if you’ve not had the chance before to experience the Advent journey with a community, we think Christmas and the gift it represents will mean all the more if you come along with us.
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