“The Lighter Side of Advent”

Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.” (John 8:12) Throughout the Advent season there will be opportunities for everyone to explore and celebrate the “light of Christ.”

On Sunday, December 3, you are invited to the Advent Workshop in Stanton Hall for some hands-on learning and fun which will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. First, listen to stories that answer the questions: Why do we light candles and place them in windows? Why do Christians gather around Advent wreaths in their homes? Why is Jesus called the light of the World? Then during the workshop time family units may make an advent wreath with live greenery for their home and receive an advent devotional to be used with the lighting of the candles each day. Other “light” stations offer more craft opportunities to make and take: a beeswax Christ candle, a crystal candle for a home window, (neither requires heating and melting wax!), an easy foam Advent wreath for a child to hang on the bedroom door, and an ornament to hang on the FPC Family Christmas tree. Also get to know other workshop participants by playing a Find Someone Who game.

At 5:30 p.m. the Chili Men of FPC will offer a culinary tradition, their famous chili and cornbread supper, to workshop participants and anyone else who joins us following the workshop. (A “cheesy” tasty treat will be offered for children.) Members of the Virginia Chorale, who will present a concert at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, are invited as guests for supper and will add their voices to the merriment of the Twelve Days of Christmas participation song! Families who need childcare must reserve a place when signing up for the workshop and/or supper so there are enough providers. Costs for the workshop and supper will be forthcoming as we place sign-up sheets on the registration table outside the church office For now save the date, December 3, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.