WHAT IS ADVENT?
The word advent is rooted in a Latin word simply meaning, arrival. During this season of the Church calendar, which starts four Sundays before Christmas & culminates on Christmas Eve, we celebrate the arrival of Light into darkness: Jesus Christ, God as man, dwelling among us. During these four weeks, we’re invited into the story anticipating the birth of Jesus & into our own stories as we continue to anticipate God in our present and future. It is a season of intentional celebration & wonder as we set our hearts & minds on the coming of Christ through meditating on the themes of: Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love.
Below is a list of resources and events for this Advent Season at TNL.
Here are songs we are listening to are singing during the season of Advent. The link provides a Spotify playlist or specific purchase of songs through iTunes.
Some good friends created an Advent Daily Devotional in hopes that amidst the other activities these readings and prayers would provide moments of pause and reflection during the Advent season. We hope you join along!
EVENTS IN ADVENT
Our All Parish Christmas Party is Saturday, December 3, from 6-8PM. It will be a wonderful evening of great food and drinks, holiday music, memorable gifts, and an opportunity to join in giving to this year’s Christmas Campaign. There will be a KIDS Christmas Party from 6-7PM and a holiday movie for the kids from 7-8PM. Nursery childcare is also provided. You won’t want to miss the“12 Gifts of Christmas” raffle where 12 incredible gifts will be given away throughout the evening. RSVP by December 1.
We will celebrate Christmas Eve at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, December 24, at 7PM. The service will be an hour long filled with songs, the Christmas story, reflections, candles, and prayers. Christmas Eve at the Gothic is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors to come experience a sacred moment in the holiday season.
GIVING IN ADVENT
The Christmas Campaign is an opportunity for our families and friends to join us in giving generously this December to support these three important initiatives through The Sacred Grace: 1) the ongoing work of establishing The Sacred Grace as a family of neighborhood churches, 2) the Grace Fund which provides important financial assistance to those in need, 3) significant financial support to refugee families in Denver.