The season of Advent focuses on the comings of Christ; that is, Christ's coming as a baby, Christ's coming triumphantly at the end of time, Christ's continual coming to us to bring us help on a daily basis and salvation. Christians are called upon to watch and wait with anticipation during Advent. They are encouraged to examine their lives through reflection and repentance.
Many of us decorate our homes or businesses to remember this special time of year. We often have lights, wreaths, candy canes, poinsettias, holly, Christmas trees, and manger scenes. There is special significance to these decorations pointing to the story of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. During the Hanging of the Greens, churches share the meaning of many of these decorations. You are invited to the Hanging of the Greens Service that our church provides this Sunday, December 2 at 10:45 AM, where the story of Jesus is told through the Advent and Christmas decorations.