Category: Worship

What Is Advent?

Advent means “to come” or “arrive at” [venire: arrive/come].  In the church, Advent most often means “the coming of the Saviour.” In Western Church tradition, it is the four Sundays before Christmas—and the start of the liturgical church year. Why get

Charitable Giving

Christmas is known as a season of giving. One thing you might hear about in Advent are so-called shoebox programs, which encourage you to fill a shoebox with toys, toothbrushes, and other trinkets for a child in the developing world.

What’s New on Advent Unwrapped?

How are you getting ready for Christ(mas) this year? If you are celebrating the Advent season as a family—or as an individual or an all-ages group of any kind—Advent Unwrapped offers an alternative to the advertisements, shopping lists, and hype

Pull Out the Christmas Music

Dear Music Makers, It’s time to pull out the Christmas Music! As you prepare for the marathon of anthems, special concerts, and carol services that is the Advent and Christmas season, we are here to help! Check out the Advent

People Get Ready!

Advent begins in 2018 on Sunday, December 2! How are you getting ready? Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” is perhaps the most impactful sermon on the season of Advent that I have experienced. People get ready: hope, freedom, and redemption


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