Our Nativity Scene
We're in December. Time to put out the Nativity scene. But this year is different. Where should we put it? Will it be in the way when they start working on the church? How would we light it? We all knew we wanted the Nativity scene in front of our church. It has been there so many years. We know people in the neighborhood enjoy seeing it. Just the question of how... Well, happy to say, the manger scene is back out front. They figurines were not in the church so they
What do the candles in our Advent wreath mean?
The Advent wreath began as a German and Scandinavian home devotional practice used to mark the four weeks of Advent. Families would light a candle for each past week and the current week at their dinner or evening time of prayer. The configuration of candles, whether in a line or a circle, did not matter. Neither did the color of the candles (all colors are used in homes in Europe). What mattered was the marking of time and the increase of light each week in the face of