The tradition of the church describes the four weeks before Christmas as a season: Advent.
Advent in the church is a time of expectation, vigilance, and awareness. We renew our sense of expecting God in all the parts of our lives and world. We are vigilant to see all the things that prevent us from this deeper experience of God. In all of this we sharpen our awareness of God who is everywhere to be found.
Even as we look forward to Christmas God is already here in whatever circumstance we find ourselves. In Advent we can try to learn that again and to glory in it, both for our sake and for the sake of the world.
We invite you to join us at St. Clement’s to discover again during this Advent the way in which God is calling us together to build up his kingdom for our sake and for the sake of all people as we seek to live into the vision we have received:
“Embracing everyone in the love of Jesus Christ!”