Lighting the Advent candles each Sunday leading up to Christmas, along with a Bible reading, song and a prayer prepares us for the great blessings of Christmas. Click here for an Advent overview download.
The Advent circle wreath symbolizes God’s never-ending love and mercy. The evergreen branches and leaves symbolize everlasting life, which God has given us. The four candles represent the four Sundays leading to Christmas. The most popular candle colors are three purple and one rose (joy candle). A fifth white candle in the center of the wreath is lit on Christmas eve or Christmas day, symbolizing Jesus Christ coming to us.