Advent begins December 1
Photo Spot: Beginning December 1st, stop by the fireplace room to take a photo of your family and friends or a selfie at our “Merry Christmas Olivet UMC” photo spot. Dress in your Christmas colors with the 6 foot candy canes. Enjoy!!
Advent Sermon Series: During Advent, Pastor Jin will preach a special sermon series titled “Worship the King”.
Save the date! Birthday for Christ: Our annual Birthday for Christ will be Sunday, December 15. More details to come.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: We invite everyone to join us on Christmas Eve at 7:00pm for our Candlelight Service.
What is Advent?
The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.
During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.
The Christmas season begins at sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). This period is popularly referred to as “the twelve days of Christmas.”