Advent is that season of waiting, preparation and expectancy we enter each year as we anticipate celebrating Christ’s birth. John 1 captures the darkness the Israelites were experiencing when the light of Jesus’ birth and ministry entered the world: “The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.” (John 1:3,14 MSG)

Through the Advent season, we have posted four videos for you and your church to use during Advent. Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. A fifth video is also available as a sermon from our Executive Minister, Rev. Renée MacVicar. This 20-minute message can be used on December 24th, 31st or January 7th to give your pastor a break during this busy season. These will help you in this season of waiting and anticipation of the celebration of Christ’s birth. These videos can be used in your personal advent reflection, shared among your church family, and used in your church services.

This Advent, may we experience the Light that moved into the neighbourhood and may our churches be and share the Light in their neighbourhoods.

Week 1 – Hope

Week 2 – Peace

Week 3 – Joy

Week 4 – Love

Sermon (can be used on December 24, 31 or January 7)