Advent means “coming.”  It is a time of longing, watching, and praying for God’s healing, transformative presence to be ever more vibrantly present in the world.  In this sense, Advent is a season in which we focus on that key phrase in the Lord’s Prayer, “thy kingdom come.”  As Christians, the good news we strive to live by and declare is that love is stronger than hate, peace more enduring than war, hope more powerful than despair – and the light of God’s love will extinguish forever the shadows of shame cast by violence, suffering, sorrow, and contempt.

St. Paul UMC has lots of fun Advent activities planned this year!

Sunday, December 6
11am – Kid’s Christmas Pageant “Be Not Afraid”
Advent Two – Peace

Saturday, December 12
Candlelight Tour of Joy
6pm – Traveling Band of Holiday Music
Join us as we travel down Cherokee and Up
Grant Street sharing Christmas Joy!

Sunday, December 13
11am – Advent Three – Joy!
5pm – Virtual Candlelight Choir Concert

Sunday, December 20
11am – Advent Four – Love
7pm – Blue Christmas Service (via zoom)

Thursday, December 24
5pm – Virtual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service