December 2, 2018: Rev. Julie Vance, Spiritual Preparation

Today begins the Advent season – a time which literally means “the coming or arrival, especially of something long awaited or momentous.”

During the Advent/Christmas season, we may spend a great deal of time on outer preparations--decorating, buying gifts, baking cookies, attending concerts and holiday parties--but are we also preparing within ourselves to receive the wonderful gift this season brings to us?

Using the advent candles--hope, peace, love, and joy--as a guide, we will discover how to spiritually prepare for the birth of the Christ within us with a sense of joyful anticipation.