Gathering as a community for worship is an essential part of our spiritual life. At FCC Fort Worth we gather each Sunday morning at 10:50 in our beautiful, historic sanctuary. Each worship service is filled with music, scripture, prayer and a dynamic sermon. Communion serves as the central element of each Sunday service. It is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 10:50 a.m.
HOW TO MAKE AN ADVENT WREATH FOR YOUR HOME
Advent Wreath for Your Home
“Advent” is a word from Latin “ad-venio” meaning “to come to,” and is the Church’s season of anticipating the birth of Jesus. Each year the church’s Advent Wreath at the front of the sanctuary helps us walk through the steps of emotional and spiritual preparation. But you can do that at home too! Enrich your daily/weekly devotional time with an Advent Wreath in your home. Here is a way to begin:
Advent Worship at Home—for the week beginning Sunday, November 29
For the first week in Advent light the first purple candle, which stands for HOPE--the HOPE that the One to be born may establish the righteous reign of God on Earth. Read Jeremiah 29:11. Pray about the things that frustrate and diminish your hope. Prepare your heart for the Hope of the Ages.
Advent Worship at Home—for the week beginning Sunday, December 6
Light the first and second purple candles. The second candle stands for PEACE—the PEACE that Jesus may bring on Earth. Read Luke 1:78-79. Pray about the threats to peace both at home and abroad. Prepare for the Prince of Peace.
Advent Worship at Home—for the week beginning Sunday, December 13
Light the first and second purple candles, then the one pink candle. The third candle stands for JOY—the JOY that Jesus brings deep happiness on earth. Read Luke 2:8-12. Pray about the griefs in your life and in our world. Prepare for the Source of Great Joy.
Advent Worship at Home—for the week beginning Sunday, December 20
Light the two purple candles and the pink candle from the previous weeks. Then light the last purple candle. This candle stands for LOVE—the LOVE that Jesus will show to all the people of the earth. Read Luke 2:15-19. Pray for the loveless. Prepare for the God who, scripture says, IS love.
Advent Worship at Home—Friday, December 25
On Christmas day (or Christmas Eve if that is the time of your family celebration) light all the candles, ending with the white one. The center candle stands for Christ Jesus—on this day he is born. Read Luke 2:1-7. Pray and prepare to receive him into your heart and to live him for all to see.
Advent is complete.
Happy Birthday, Jesus!