Advent & Christmas 2020
Advent, from the Latin verb advenio meaning to arrive, begins November 29 and lasts until Christmas. Advent is the liturgical season of expectation that begins a new year on the Christian calendar. During this season marked by the color purple, we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus and contemplate how to welcome the Christ child anew in our world.
Our theme this year is “I believe even when….fill the night with music and light.” The words of an anonymous Jewish poet, “I believe in the sun, even when the sun is not shining,” were scrawled on a wall during the Holocaust and inspire our Advent theme. We invite you into a season that calls us to examine pain and fear in our world and let narrative and music call us to a Christ-like response–- transformation through hope, peace, joy, and love.
This will be a different Advent for us this year, as almost all of the year has been. We look forward to experiencing our traditional Advent and Christmas traditions in a new way.