Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, and also a time of stillness and reflection as we welcome the mystery of a newborn baby bringing hope and light into the world. In our Advent series this year, we will both celebrate and reflect on this Light. On Sunday December 3, the first Sunday of Advent, we will celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World in an all-ages interactive service where we will engage with all our senses in the story of the nativity. We will then look at Light overcoming darkness in our lives and in the world; and at Jesus as the Light who loves, accepts and draws all people. On the fourth Sunday of Advent, which is also Christmas Eve, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus and consider the Light within each one of us through our traditional candlelit service. Each week we will light candles on the Advent wreath representing Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. Weekly Advent activities will provide an opportunity for us to embrace and share Light during this season. Together this Advent, let us open our hearts to the Light, and celebrate the joy of a new birth and new possibilities.

Take a look at other ways you can celebrate Advent with Cedar Ridge.


Dec. 3 Ignite (All Ages Together) Various
Dec. 10 Illuminate Ruth Campbell
Dec. 17 Glow Matthew Dyer
Dec. 24 Shine (Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 PM) Matthew Dyer

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