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!

Beauty of the Advent Season, Visual review

The Sanctuary Committee has been busy decorating the church for the Advent season.  The annual Chrismon tree is in place, candles are in the windows, and wreaths and garland have all been hung inside and out.  The Nativity creche is located in our narthex.  Thanks to the committee for all they do in preparing the church house for the season.

These decorations in the Sanctuary are simply wonderful!  On this Sunday of Advent, FBC captures some of the Visual aspects of the season as well as the Worship Service.