December 1, 2019 

Dear friends in Christ,

Today marks the beginning of Advent and the countdown to Christmas. Although for many the countdown began in the middle November and the retail world has been getting ready for Christmas since sometime in the summer, for Christians around the world, the first Sunday in Advent is when we begin to prepare the way of the Lord.  In contrast to the bright lights and glitter and noise that surrounds us in our day-to-day lives, the liturgical tones for Advent are more subdued and quiet.  The church is decked out in blue with some silver and gold accents.  The darker colour is in tune with the lengthening of the night and the accents remind us of the hope that is in us through the light of Christ.

The season of Advent comes as a gift to us, to help us to slow down our pace and to hold open some space for peace and quiet in our lives, even if it is only on Sunday mornings.  A warm welcome awaits you.