What is Advent?
Advent at FBC
Celebrate Advent with us this December as we prepare for and look forward to celebrating Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus” which means “arrival” or “coming,” particularly the arrival of something or someone of great significance.
The season of Advent is a period of both reflection and celebration. Christians spend time in spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Believers remember not only Christ’s first coming to earth as a human baby, but also celebrate His continued presence with us today through the Holy Spirit. Advent is also a time for worshipers to anticipate Jesus’ return.
The four Sundays and themes of each week are Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace.
Each Sunday at the beginning of the worship service, we will light a new candle until on December 24th we will light all four candles.
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Advent at Home
Celebrating Advent at home with your family can create special times to explain the real meaning of Christmas to your children. Lighting the candles will help them keep track of the days and weeks left until Christmas and the focus is always on Jesus Christ instead of just presents. Each Sunday or on weeknights you can take turns letting your children read Scripture and then discuss what they read. There are on-line devotional guides with Scripture and Christmas songs you can sing together. You can find some ideas HERE.
– Pastor Mark Massaro