Today is the first Sunday of Advent.
It’s a wonderful way to observe all the blessings of the season and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
There are several ways to celebrate the advent season.
Many people have a Jesse tree.
Others may have a candy or gift calendar…
…or participate in family activities or daily readings.
A traditional weekly advent wreath includes:
First Sunday in Advent ~ Candle Color: Purple, Theme: Hope
Second Sunday in Advent ~ Color: Purple, Theme: Love
Third Sunday in Advent ~ Candle Color: Purple or pink, Theme: Joy
Fourth Sunday in Advent ~ Candle Color: Purple, Theme: Peace
Christmas Day ~ Center Candle Color: White, Theme: Christmas
Tonight the first candle, also known as the Prophecy or Hope candle, will be lit.
May you shine bright this week!
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6