Monday, November 23, 2009

1st Sunday of Advent

It is hard to believe that Advent is almost here. Advent is the time that we wait with expectation for celebration of the birth of Christ (Christmas). However in our culture Christmas is no longer really about celebrating the birth of Jesus. Buying presents is more important than Jesus. And this is true of Christians (this is most likely not a surprise to anyone).
So this year the theme in my church is "Advent Conspiracy". It is a calling for people to take actions to make Christmas about celebrating Christ not simply about buying stuff.
On this first Sunday of Advent we are going to talk about how God gives of himself.

Check out the Advent Conspiracy site and let me know what you think.


Pastor Michael said...

Let me know how that goes. I wanted to do it this year but we'll have to wait until next year.

Anonymous said...

We cut back gift buying as a family by 80% by simply exchanging names instead of everyone buying for everyone. No one misses the endless gifts and Christ has His rightful place. Now to adopt more intentional ways to be Jesus' hands & feet to others. Angel Tree, Empty Stocking fund, Operation Christmas Child are just some of the ways of reflecting His love.

Ben said...

Anonymous. Wow cutting back gift buying by 80%. And you have some great suggestions about how to be Jesus' hands and feet.