What is Advent? Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus”, meaning coming. Advent is a season of anticipation for the coming of Christ. Historically, “Christians have spoken of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time" (Phillip H. Pfatteicher). This year, Advent begins on December 1. Join us each Sunday as we wait for and celebrate the birth of our Savior. A special Christmas service will be held on December 22 at 5:00 p.m.