Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” which means coming. During Advent we celebrate the two comings of Christ: Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and His promised return in final victory.
In our sanctuary you will see several symbols:
- Advent Wreath: evergreen branches in a circle, a sign of life of eternal life.
- Four royal blue candles and banners: Royal blue or purple signifies the royalty of Christ. In the ancient world these colors were the finest and most expensive; these colors invite us to offer Christ our very best.
- The Christ Candle: The central candle is white, signifying the purity of Christ who is the Light of the World.
- The Moravian Star: This star, a gift from Gisela Gildemeister, originally from Plauen, Germany, reminds us of Jesus as the Light of the World and the Star of Bethlehem.
Join us as we celebrate Advent, the coming of Christ:
Free Advent Devotionals available. Four people from our community have contributed to this book that aligns with the Advent sermon series.
Friday, December 4, 6:30 pm “The Four Leads,” an award-winning barbershop quartet will sing at the First Friday Niters fellowship group at 8 pm in the sanctuary. Join us for dinner (see News and Happenings to make your reservation) or come for the music!
Friday, December 4, 7:00 pm Saengerfest at Over-the-Rhine Community Church. Our choir sings at 7 pm.
Worship: Sunday mornings: 8:00, 9:00(Chapel Communion service), 9:30, and 11:00 am. Taize worship on Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 pm.
May God bless you richly during your Advent journey!