Advent, beginning on November 27, is all about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth in the world today. It's a time for churches and families to remember ~ through prayer, reflections, and special music ~ what the true meaning of Jesus’ birth really is. When we observe Advent, we're invited to step away from our busy lives to consider how we commemorate His birth. It is also a time to reflect on the triumphant return of Jesus!
One of the ways we can begin to prepare for a meaningful celebration of Christ’s birth is with the lighting of candles on the Advent wreath. The circular wreath of evergreen boughs reminds us of God’s forever love. The four outer candles - Hope, Peace, Joy, Love - will help us to focus on the true meaning of this holy season. Christmas Eve will bring the lighting of the inner candle, the Christ candle, to remind us that Jesus has come as the Light of the World.
Join us for the four Sundays of Advent as well as on Christmas Eve as Pastor Mike preaches through Matthew Chapter 2, specifically looking at the three gifts of the Magi and then closing Christmas Eve with the Greatest gift ever given to us, the Messiah. Children will remain in Worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve candlelight Worship - December 24, 3:30pm Christmas Day worship - December 25, 11am
Worship - Sundays at 11:00am
Common Ground Church Community 2310 W. South Range Rd., North Lima OH 44452 330-549-9408 We are located between Rt 46 and Rt 164 in North Lima: 11 minutes away from the Southern Park Mall in Boardman, 9 minutes from Firestone Farms in Columbiana, and 11 minutes from the center of Canfield.