Welcome to Advent at Chase Oaks Church. During the Advent season, we celebrate the moment that God sent Christ into the world because He wanted an everlasting, loving relationship with His creation.
As you prepare for Christmas, please see each week of this Advent guide as an invitation, an invitation to spend time with God, to reflect, and to worship. Each week will feature a devotional around the four key words of this Advent season: hope, peace, joy, and love. Each week will also feature a variety of art forms to aid your time of reflection and worship, including poetry, music, and visual art. Our hope is that you will be amazed all over again by the incredible love of God and the hope we can all have because Jesus came for us.
We would like to thank CCCA at Biola University for allowing us to adapt their Advent Project. We would also like to thank the curators for the Advent Project: Professor Emeritus of Art Barry Krammes for his work on selecting the Scriptures, Poet Amy Munson for selecting all the poetry, Art Historian Dr. Rachel Hostetter Smith for curating the artwork, and Rachel Glazener for selecting the music for the project. Through the layering of Scripture, prayers, and the arts, The Advent Project offers a wonderful opportunity for daily reflection, an occasion for us to pray with our eyes and ears as well as our hearts and minds. We hope you are blessed.