In the Pews: What is Advent all about?
There is an observance nearing Christmas that is acknowledged in Catholic and mainstream Protestant churches; it is the season of Advent. For those of us in these traditions, it is most obviously marked by the lighting of the Advent wreath, a wreath of evergreens that holds four candles on the outside (three purple, one pink) and one white candle in the middle. For the most part, Advent doesn't hugely effect our lives. However, the practice wasn't always so lax in its demands upon believers. Check out this week's "In the Pews," video blog to learn more!
Darcy Crain-Polly is the Associate Minister at the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor.