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First Sunday of Advent - December 1, 2019

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ:

Advent! Can you believe it is Advent? This year has just flown by, and now we are only three and a half weeks away from Christmas.

This weekend marks the beginning of a new liturgical year, and a new journey for us as people of faith. Today also begins the great season of Advent, that period of time given to us to prepare for both the celebration of the Birth of Christ at Christmas, and His promised return at the end of time. Advent is a season that is often not given much attention partly because of the commercialization of Christmas, the holiday songs, the seasonal sales, and the decorations for Christmas. But Advent is often overlooked because of the busyness of preparing for family gatherings, the many parties that are occurring during the coming weeks as family and friends gather for pre-Christmas celebrations.