Living in Faith, with Purpose, for Community
The wreath and candles are full of symbolism tied to the Christmas season. The wreath itself, which is made of various evergreens, signifies continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in Christ.
Even the individual evergreens that make up the wreath have their own meanings that can be adapted to our faith. The laurel signifies victory over persecution and suffering. The pine, holly, and yew signify immortality and the cedar signifies strength and healing. The pine cones that decorate the wreath symbolize life and resurrection. The wreath as a whole is meant to remind us of both the immortality of our souls and God’s promise of everlasting life to us through Christ.
The candles also have their own special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. Hope, Faith, Joy, and Penance. Three of the candles are purple because the color violet is a liturgical color that signifies a time of prayer, penance, and sacrifice.
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Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (June – August) and 10:15 a.m. (September – May). Please stick around for fellowship after the service.
Food Pantry and CareLink:
Every Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 12 noon
Open Door Clinic :
Every Tuesday 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm