Lent and Easter
Hope and new life
Easter is all about new life. The story of Easter recounts how, when the world was lost in darkness and doubt, God intervened to do something new. Lent, the period leading up to Easter, invites us to consider the ways we are lost and to reflect on how we are participating in bringing new life into the world.
We hope this season offers light and hope to you. We believe that by opening ourselves to God’s love, we can find love, faith and joy.
Advent and Christmas
The word “advent” derives from the Latin “adventus”, meaning “coming.” Advent is a period of preparation for both “advents”–or arrivals–of Jesus. One of the ways we reflect on Advent in communal worship is by utilizing an Advent wreath–a simple wreath surrounding four exterior candles and one central candle. The four exterior candles represent the hallmarks of a renewed creation: joy, hope, peace and love. The central candle represents the presence of Christ. Each Sunday, one more of the exterior candles is lit. Finally, the Christ candle is lit as a reminder of Christ’s ongoing presence.