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Advent

Encountering God Together

Participating in Advent 

November 28-December 24

For four weeks, leading up to Christmas Eve, gather with friends and family to create space for celebrating and anticipating Jesus’ arrival on Earth by going through the weekly gatherings in our Advent Guide.

What’s in the Guide?

Weekly Gatherings 
Step-by-step directions for preparing and hosting four Advent Candle-Lighting Liturgies in your home with friends and family. 

Daily Advent
A set of simple practices designed to help you see create space for Jesus in your daily life.

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Getting your younger kids involved in Advent!

Scriptures to read, helpful breakdowns of our weekly Advent topics, and fun activities for the whole family. 

What is Advent

Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means “arrival.” For hundreds of years, followers of Jesus have set aside the four weeks leading up to Christmas as a meaningful season of celebration and anticipation of the arrival of Jesus

In celebration, we remember the earnest expectations and fervent prayers of faithful saints of old who longed for the coming of their Messiah to rescue them from Sin and all its cronies. Humanity called upon the name of the Lord, and God answered. He arrived living and breathing and walking among us.

In anticipation, we remember that Jesus arrived in Bethlehem, and He will arrive again—Jesus is coming back. At His first coming, the future kingdom of God burst into the present. Our spiritual enemies were disarmed. Yet our world is not what it will be as we await the reign of our good king. We live in the “already but not yet” of Jesus’ kingdom. At Advent, we give voice to “kingdom come” prayers of our own— looking expectantly for Jesus’ return.

Sign up to receive weekly Advent reminders! 

Need a reminder? We know the holiday season is often fast-paced. So we’re encouraging everyone to sign up to receive weekly Advent reminders and check-ins on your mindfulness. Sign up! Even if you already have a copy of the guide.

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