Three Simple Ways to Spread the Love This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 20th, 2018|

As the season of Advent comes to an end, it is time to take a deep breath and experience the joy of Christmas, a joy for all. One way to experience joy is to spread the love this Christmas. As we show love to others, our hearts will be filled with joy. Even though you [...]

What You Should Know About Christmas Lights and Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 7th, 2018|

According to the Today show, putting up Christmas decorations can make you happier. When we see Christmas trees and lights go up, there is a boost in our mood, making us more likely to experience joy and peace throughout the holiday season. A Brief History of Christmas Lights Christmas lights began as flickering candles on [...]

Discovering the True Spirit of Advent

By , Weekend Experience Pastor| November 30th, 2018|

I love Christmas! I love the decorations, parties, and presents. I love the songs, classic Christmas movies, and the family gatherings on Christmas Eve. Mostly, I love to cherish the miracle of God becoming human in the baby Jesus. Yet, I must confess, often the busyness of the Christmas season has made it hard for [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Advent Wreath

By , Contributing Writer| November 29th, 2018|

The turkey is cooked. The pie tins are empty. It’s official: Christmas season is upon us. Whatever you believe about the correct time to start listening to Christmas music, the fact is that for the next month, Grandma’s gettin’ run over by a reindeer on a loop, 24/7. Put out the lights, trim the tree, [...]

What Is Advent?

By , Contributing Writer| November 27th, 2018|

What Is Advent? Most of us who grew up in today’s churches may not be familiar with Advent. Advent is from the Latin word coming. It is the period observed in Christian churches leading up to Christmas. It includes the four preceding Sundays to Christmas. This year it will begin on Sunday, December 2, and [...]

DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make This Holiday

By , Copy Editor| December 24th, 2017|

As Advent season comes to a close, our Christmas decorations and wrapped gifts are ready to go to host our family and friends on the big day to which we have all been counting down. You may think since Christmas is around the corner, all there is left to do for Advent is to read [...]

Four Ways to Celebrate Advent in Your Kitchen

By , Copy Editor| December 17th, 2017|

When we celebrate Advent, many of us think about attending church services and events, saying extra prayers, reading devotionals, or marking off an Advent calendar. But one way you can celebrate Advent is in the comfort of your own home by baking in your kitchen. There are different seasonal desserts your family and friends can [...]

Five Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2017|

Advent season is a time of expectation as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth that changed everything—the birth of Jesus Christ. As the anticipation builds throughout the Advent season, there are many wonderful events that allow us to slow down and to spend quality time with our family and friends. There [...]