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What is Advent really?

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What is Advent?

Are you curious about Advent or just need a refresher?  See the article and resources below, and don’t forget to Take The Advent Quiz.

(article borrowed from UMC.org – http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/what-is-advent)

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. [Liturgical — from liturgy, which means the forms and functions of public worship.]

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

Learn more:


Advent In 2 Minutes



DIY Advent Calendar

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