ADVENT – A Christmas Season Practice

November 20, 2017

What is Advent?

Advent comes from the latin word Adventus which means coming or arrival. It is a season of preparation for Christmas that lasts around four weeks. It is a time to prepare our hearts in celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus. It is also a time to look forward in anticipation to our Savior’s promised second coming!

Why Advent?

In a season that is busy with shopping, family, meals, decorating, and traveling, we need to be reminded of what all the busyness is about; or at least what it should be about. We are celebrating the greatest story every told. Observing the season of Advent is a way to interrupt the busyness and direct our hearts and minds toward Jesus. It’s designed to help us remember what God has done for us. It is a way for us to connect our hearts to the anticipation that our ancestors felt as they eagerly awaited the coming Messiah. It is also a way for us to ponder and pray for Jesus’ return.

Invitation

Come celebrate the season of Advent with us on Sunday mornings at Cheyenne Middle School, December 3rd – December 24th at 10:30 AM. Bring your family. Bring your friends. We will also be celebrating a with a special community Christmas gathering on December 17th, so make plans to attend A Night of Hope with Christy Nockels. Let’s celebrate the coming of our Savior, Jesus!

Resources

We would love to provide you with resources so you can celebrate the season of Advent at home with friends or with your family. Here are a couple of resources we recommend:

Advent Guide – Distributed by The Village Church 

Good News of Great Joy – Daily Advent Readings 

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