On Sunday, November 27 we begin the season of Advent-the four weeks that lead to the Christmas season. As the world around us has turned to thoughts and songs of Christmas, we take time to prepare, and anticipate the coming of Christ. At Westminster we prepare by singing Advent songs, lighting the Advent wreath, and hearing the Bible stories that precede Jesus’ birth. This year the lighting of the Advent wreath will be a time for the children to gather and hear about the focus word for each week: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. We will sing one verse of When God Is a Child from our Hymnal Supplement to highlight the theme of each week in Advent. Beginning on November 27 we will also gather at one worship service at 11:00 am. The 8:30 am service will resume on Sunday, January 29. Come, prepare your hearts and minds for the coming of Christ.