Advent includes the four Sundays before Christmas. The word ‘Advent’ means ‘coming.’ During the Advent season we prepare for the coming birth of Christ, and for the renewal of our faith. We also reflect on the coming of God’s realm in all its fullness at the end of time. The colour blue has emerged in recent years as a symbol of hope. This is the colour you will see in our sanctuary throughout the season.
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year, or the Sunday closest to it. Communities around the world remember those we have lost to the disease, and stand in solidarity with people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.
Advent 1 Bulletin
Shining Waters Regional Council Prayer Cycle:
Today we pray for Mount Albert United Church, Heart Lake United Church, Brampton, Heritage United Church, Washago, and Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.
Prophets throughout History: An Advent prayer originally written for Behold! An Intercultural Gathering.
Sharing the Light of Christ: Let’s light a candle and share this prayer on December 20, Advent “Love” Sunday.
Share Your Light in Prayer: A prayer for hope, peace, joy, and love for Advent and Christmas
Minute for Mission:
Hope Comes in the Form of a Vaccine: M4M 2021: November 28. Giving Tuesday on November 30―just around the corner from Hope Sunday―is a good time to share hope.