Welcome to Advent !        Sunday services at 8:00 & 9:30am
Advent is Christ's church. We proclaim Christ as Lord and Savior and believe that salvation is a gift from God. His amazing grace and steadfast love surround us.      In the waters of baptism we are claimed by God and marked with the cross of Christ forever. You too are called to live in this relationship and to know Jesus.
Church provides a place of refuge from the challenges of everyday life. We experience the presence of the Holy Spirit working among us, and church is a place to share with fellow believers. Jesus has promised an abundant life for those who choose to follow Him in    this journey.  So come and join us! 
Season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday and ends on Saturday before Easter.
Lent lasts 40 days, not counting Sundays, recalling the time Jesus spent in the wilderness enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. 
During Lent, God calls us to reflect on the meaning of Christ's death and resurrection as we prepare for Easter. The imposition of ashes on your forehead reminds us that "you are dust, and to dust you shall return". But the cross, a symbol of Jesus crucifixion, offers hope.  Hope that with Christ's death and resurrection, death has been defeated, and that we too shall have eternal life.  Similarly, in baptism, you received the sign of the cross on your forehead, and are called to live among God's faithful people, to hear the word of God, to share in the Lord's supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth--Six important "Faith Practices".