Anticipating Advent at The Crossing
Updated: Nov 21, 2019
With our Genesis series finished, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are moving towards a new season at The Crossing commonly thought of as "Christmas". In the church calendar, this season is known as "Advent". If that word is new to you, it simply means "coming". It is a season when we look forward to the Incarnation, that is, the coming of Jesus to our lowly world as a human baby. Advent is a time of expectancy and anticipation. It causes us to look forward with hope for something that is not yet here but we find our hearts longing for. What are you longing for this Christmas? Maybe it's peace in your life or in a relationship. Maybe it's healing in a situation that feels like it will never change.
At The Crossing, our Advent theme is "Finding Christ in Our Christmas Carols". Each week, we will consider the coming of Jesus through a familiar Christmas carol:
Dec. 1st - The Incarnation - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
Dec. 8th - Jesus as Lord and King - "Joy to the World"
Dec. 15th - Reconciliation in Christ - "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
Dec. 22nd - The Law is Love - "O Holy Night!"
We would love to have you join us this Advent season. Either way, may we come to Christmas with hope and expectation that Jesus brings the "more" our hearts long for! Want to learn more about Advent? Here is an article that might give you some insight.