Join us on Dec 1 for our activities starting the celebration of Advent.
• At 9:45 AM starts our Advent Bible study, Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, by Rev. James H. Moore. Why is it that Christmas always seems to be surrounded by chaos, confusion, and disorder? Reminding believers that Christ's birth in Bethlehem was also a time of upheaval, Moore reveals in Advent-themed lessons how God triumphs over turmoil. Each session includes a key Scripture, prayer, focus for the week, discussion questions, and daily readings.
• From 4-5 PM make an Advent Wreath that children can take home to celebrate each week of Advent during your family’s devotional time. We will talk about the meaning of Advent, and the anticipation of the Birth of Christ.
• At 5 PM is the Hanging of the Greens service. We'll have a service of readings, bringing in designated greens (cedar, holly and ivy, pine and fir), and singing carols, to prepare for the celebration of Christ's coming and the beginning of Advent.
• Free. All are welcome. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA. We are at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to Franconia Elementary School, on Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310.