ADVENT BEGINS IN BEAUTY AND FUN
By LORETTA FULTON
Sunday, Dec. 2, marked the being of Advent, the four-week period leading to Christmas. It is a time of quiet reflection–but it can also be a fun time as seen in the accompanying photos.
Members of First Central Presbyterian Church enjoyed and Advent Fair on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday morning they returned to their renovated sanctuary and a 14-month absence. The crown jewel of the renovation is a new organ–giving organist Larry Wolz an early Christmas gift!
First Central Presbyterian Church hosted its annual Advent Fair Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2. Among the guests enjoying the activities were left to right Tiffany Lamb, Amy Gebhart, and Susan Pate in the photos at top left. Other photos are from the newly renovated sanctuary, complete with new organ. Photos by Kristen Harris-Bridwell.
Some churches place an Advent wreath with four candles that are lit on Sundays leading to Christmas. A Christ candle in the middle is the last one lit.
During Advent, Spirit of Abilene will feature reflections written by contributors. They are thoughtful pieces that hopefully will add to your Advent worship experience. Click here to read a story that I wrote for the Abilene Reporter-News. It was published Saturday, Dec. 1.