It hit me yesterday that it was the New Year’s Eve of Sundays. The church calendar flips over this week to start a new year. And that new year begins with what has become for me one of my favorite seasons—Advent.
Advent comes from the Latin words “ad” and “venio” meaning to “come toward.” As we come toward the holy day of Christmas, Advent offers a time to prepare our hearts for receiving the Christ Child Jesus, our Messiah! As you do this this year, consider an Advent Guide that may be useful for you and your community.