Advent 1: Keep Awake

In ancient times, people all over the world kindled fires to mark the coming of winter, and to pray to their gods: Please, send back the sun. For nearly two thousand years the Church has observed the four Sundays in Advent by kindling the flames of candles and praying: God, send us your Son!

Union Presbyterian Church celebrates the first Sunday in Advent by lighting the Advent candles, welcoming children, and gathering around the communion table as we hear the hopeful message from ancient days: Keep awake! The Lord is coming. Won't you join us?