The four Sundays before Christmas are celebrated at Friedens with lighted candles in a wreath, and are a time of the heart’s preparation for the birth of Jesus.
In the wreath, the 1st Sunday’s candle (purple or blue) represents HOPE; the 2nd (purple or blue) represents FAITH ; the 3rd (pink), represents JOY; and the 4th, (purple or blue) represents LOVE. If there is a center candle, it is usually white, representing Christ’s purity.
We hope you will join us on Sunday at about 11:30am after worship for some Advent games and crafts. Please let Pastor Sarah know if you plan to come!! We don’t want to run out of food!!
Several different Advent traditions are described at this website. https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/advent.shtml
Directions and thoughts for making an Advent wreath at this site: https://www.thoughtco.com/make-an-advent-wreath-541638?utm_term=colors+of+the+advent+candles&utm_content=p1-main-3-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=google_s&utm_campaign=adid-49b56543-e3d5-493f-8478-3359da9ad14c-0-ab_gsb_ocode-22827&ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&q=colors+of+the+advent+candles&o=22827&qsrc=999&l=sem&askid=49b56543-e3d5-493f-8478-3359da9ad14c-0-ab_gsb
In addition, there are many devotionals, but several choices are provided at our Welcome Center or Resource Table.