Weekly news from Parkside Church
December 3, 2020

Week 1 of Advent

Light a Candle for Hope

In this season of hectic shopping and fun celebrations, we can unite in our desire to quiet our hearts. Celebrating Advent, which means “the arrival,” draws our eyes toward Jesus. There are many variations on Advent, which has been celebrated since AD 380. You can easily incorporate this meaningful practice into your December evenings.
How to Celebrate Advent at Home
  1. Download your Advent Calendar here.
  2. Buy or gather five candles. Some people use different color candles for different weeks: traditionally it is three purple, one pink and one white.
  3. Place your candles around a wreath on a table or just decorate your table with them, with one candle (white) in the center.
  4. Starting this week, light a purple candle each night of that week for HOPE, because Jesus is our hope. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. Isaiah 9:2 (NLT)
  5. Starting December 6, light two purple candles each night of that week for PEACE because Jesus is our hope and peace.
  6. Starting December 13, light two purple candles and one pink for JOY because Jesus brings hope, peace and joy.
  7. Starting December 20, light three purple candles and one pink for LOVE, because Jesus is hope, peace, joy and love.
  8. On December 25, light all the candles with the white candle in the center. This is the CHRIST candle. Jesus is born. Jesus has come. Jesus is our salvation.

Happening This Week . . . 

Thank you to all who are still continuing to give tithes & offerings though online, or snail mail giving. You can also give by text!
  • R2R THIS Friday @ 6:45pm-8:15 PM meeting for prayer and step study in the youth room, socially distanced.
  • Reading through the Bible gathering this Saturday with Brettt Harrill at Missions Coffee at 6:00 PM.
  • Experiencing God class on Zoom Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. Contact Tom Rae for details.
  • Due to COVID Purple Tier, the English service THIS Sunday at 10:00 AM will be held via LIVE stream on Facebook ONLY. On campus life groups will not meet this week. 
  • Sunday Spanish service will move into several home groups meeting from Roseville to Yuba City.
  • Women’s Bible Study is meeting in home groups. Contact Margo VanSlate or the church office for details.
  • Young Family Home group meeting Thursdays. Contact Pastor Michele for details.
  • There will be NO Wednesday night FX Ministries, except for a 12-step group in the Kids church quad @ 6:30 PM.

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