Season of Advent
THEME: The season of Advent centers upon the remembrance of the first coming of Christ, as a babe, and preparation for the second coming of Christ, as reigning Lord.
DATES: Advent begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on the eve of the Lord’s Nativity (the birth of Christ).
December 1 - First Sunday of Advent
December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent
December 15 - Third Sunday of Advent
December 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
The season of Christmas begins on the eve of the Nativity.
COLOR: Purple is the color of Advent, with blue as an alternative. These royal colors welcome a King.
ADVENT CANDLES: Each Sunday of Advent, one of the four candles will be lit as symbols of hope, peace, joy (the pink candle), and love respectively. The center candle, the Christ Candle, is not lit until the season of Christmas.