The word Advent is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning ‘coming.’ In the church calendar, Advent is a season in which the church expectantly waits and prepares to celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ; the Son of God coming to earth to redeem mankind. The season encompasses the four Sundays before Christmas–so this year it begins Sunday November 30th.
At Christ’s Church this means music of the season–many Christmas hymns as well as newer Christmas choruses. Each week brings us through the advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love, providing members of our congregation the opportunity to participate in lighting an advent candle and reflecting on the theme of the week. This year’s advent study with Dr. Dale Kuehne will be based out of the book of Isaiah, focusing on the prophecies about the Messiah and their fulfillment in Jesus.
Our Advent Season culminates in our annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Service details can be found here.
We hope you will join us in preparing our hearts and celebrating the birth of our Savior this Advent Season!