Time for Advent

Are you full? Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving? I sure did and I’m grateful for my Colorado “family.” But now it’s the race to Christmas, right?

  • Shopping
  • Baking
  • Decorating
  • Cleaning
  • Singing
  • Mailing
  • Partying

Is that what Christmas is all about? Maybe you’re feeling a little bit like the Grinch – unhappy with a consumer Christmas, the traffic, the craze.

 

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It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the maze that is Christmas in our culture today. What’s the antidote?

Advent

Advent is the first season of the church year. A time of reflection, waiting, quiet and candle lighting. It’s the four weeks leading up to Christmas and gives us an opportunity to consider what it means that God would become one of us.

Time for reflection, waiting, quiet and lighting candles might not seem to fit on your calendar. But it can be done with as little as 5 minutes a day or just one 20 minute session a week. I’ve curated some resources for your Advent so you can pick the one that suits you – adult daily or weekly devotions you can print, download or receive in your inbox. Simple Advent wreaths or calendars to enjoy with those you love. Children’s activities to put the focus back where you want it – away from presents and toward Jesus. Click here to see the list of links. Pressing into Advent can help you make it through the holidays. Really. 

Meals are an important part of the holiday season – we gather with others around food. The theme of our December sermon series is “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas Dinner” and we start off this week considering what it means that Jesus will be a guest at our special dinner. We’ll be looking for you at 9 or 10:30 tomorrow to begin Advent together.

Grace and peace,
Vikki


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