Happy New Year!
Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year. It is a season that celebrates the birth of the Christ child more than 2000 years ago. It also anticipates the return of the Messiah. It is a time to celebrate the light that came into the world that Christmas Day, bringing with it the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love. The world was, and continues to be in need of those precious gifts. So each year at this time we prepare ourselves to receive God’s gifts through Jesus, and to honor His grace and His mercy in doing so.
Each Sunday, beginning on November 27, 2016, we will light a candle that symbolizes each of these four gifts. The three purple candles in the Advent wreath represent hope, peace and love. The pink candle, lit on the third Sunday, represents God’s joy for his son and his people. Nestled among those four is a white candle, the Christ candle, that is lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We recite the scriptures from Isaiah that foretold Jesus’ coming, and God’s promise to redeem mankind through His beloved son.
We at Paint Creek United Methodist Church invite you to join us in celebrating this most Holy season. Share with us the expectation of His arrival each Sunday at our 11:00 a.m. service. Worship with the Paint Creek family in praise, Scripture and song on Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m., and on Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.
Peace and Blessings!
Do you feel a disconnected from others in your community? Do you feel a sense to belong? Please come and join us!
Advent and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
The service begins at 8p.m.....
Founded in 1855. In pioneer days, church groups met in homes and later in one-room schools. Revival meetings were held in the Baldwin one-room school on the corner of Gunn and Orion Roads.
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