Advent: Simply Beautiful!

“The season of Advent means there is something on the horizon the likes of which we have never seen before…. What is possible is to not see it, to miss it, to turn just as it brushes past you.  So stay.  Sit. Linger. Tarry. Ponder. Wait. Behold. Wonder. There will be time enough for running. For rushing. Wait. Something is on the horizon.”  –Jan L. Richardson

Chrismon Display

The Chrismon Committee has been hard at work, getting ready for the upcoming fbc-9lessons-2015-257Advent and Christmas season.   Advent starts this year on November 27.   We have been making new Chrismons for the tree that will be in our Sanctuary.   We also have been repairing some of our older Chrismons that will also be used for the tree.

Examples of our work are now displayed outside the Media Center in the display case.

The Chrismon Committee will be holding classes on how to make and repair them during the FBC Academy on the first three Wednesday nights in October.  Take a moment to stop by and see the beautiful Chrismons that are on display.

Thank you to the Chrismon Committee for all your work.

Advent Reflections, 2nd Sunday

The Chrismon Tree originated in the year 1957 at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA.    The word “Chrismon” comes from Christ and Monogram. Therefore, a Chrismon is a symbol; a representation of Christ.

Al Martin, our Minister of Music, introduced First Baptist to the Chrismon Tree in 1977. Al was assisted by Mrs. Miheepa Jones of First United Methodist Church. A small group visited the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville.

This year many volunteers led by Brenda Barton and Melinda Hartley have worked tirelessly to restore and renew our Chrismon ornaments. Each Chrismon proclaims the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. Surrounded by the symbols of Advent and Christmas, let us worship God!