Beginning this Sunday the Neighbourhood Church will be observing the season of Advent.  Advent comes from a Latin word meaning “coming” and is a period of waiting and preparation for Christmas.  Advent spans the four Sundays prior to Christmas.  Each Sunday a different theme of the season is celebrated:  hope, joy, peace, and love.  This year at the Neighbourhood someone from our church will light a candle, lead us in a reading, and share a personal reflection on the week’s theme.

For those looking to further enrich your advent experience we want to make you aware of a great resource from one of our partners.  MBBS (Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary) has published an advent reader with daily reflections.  A free downloadable copy is available on their website which you can find by clicking here.

Wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and blessed Advent.