December is a season of joy and celebrations, but this time of year is hard for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. Rather than just trying to put on a brave face and ignore our emotions, we’re going to take an evening to acknowledge the pain of this messed up world we live in.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing a tough season, we hope you’ll join us at this service for a time of contemplation, where we will lift up our grief to the living God who promises to be the light in our darkness.
Let’s walk through this season together.
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Advent, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, is a time of expectant waiting where believers around the world look forward to the celebration of God coming to earth.
The problem is, we are so often waiting for a clean, perfect holiday to celebrate a tidy story. Commercialization has tried to make Christmas sterile and attractive, but it’s actually really messy and gritty—just like our lives sometimes. Jesus came to meet us in our messiness.
The fact is we all come from brokenness. Advent is the story of God coming into that pain in order to give meaning to our suffering and redeem our stories. This season, we have the opportunity to learn more about the amazing ways God redeems our stories in our series titled “Advent: Christmas Carols.” Visit any one of our locations in Ann Arbor and Canton to learn more about the beautiful season we call Advent.