Advent is a celebration of the coming of the Savior. It is celebrated beginning the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas and centers on the major themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.
The Advent season begins here at First Baptist with our annual “Hanging of the Green” service as we decorate our sanctuary with colors and symbols of the coming Messiah. This year’s service will be held on Sunday night November 30th at 6:00 PM.
Here at First Baptist we celebrate Advent in a variety of ways. Each of the four Sundays of Advent will be centered around one of the Advent themes. Families of the church will help in worship thru the lighting of candles representing the theme as well as reading scripture and sharing a meditation for that day.
Another tool to help families celebrate the season of Advent is our Advent Devotional Booklet. This year, like the past six years, members of First Baptist will write daily devotionals focusing on the coming of the Savior. This helps us all to focus once again on the story of God coming to us in the person of His Son Jesus.
These booklets will be made available free to the church family on the first Sunday of Advent – November 30, 2014
To access your Advent Devotional Guide online click the INFO CENTER tab and select Advent Devotional Guide 2014.
When Farmington schools dismiss on Wednesday or have an early out due to weather none of our children or preschool groups will meet. Student and adult groups will not automatically cancel. If we must canel Wednesday evening activities for students and adults we will put an announcement on the radio and our website.
Only unusually severe weather would cause a cancellation of the Sunday morning services, though we will occasionally dismiss the evening services because of weather.
Remember, when yo listen to the cancellations there are a number of First Bapist Church in the surrounding area.