LAGUNA COUNTRY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WELCOMING EVERYONE, SERVING IN GOD’S LOVE
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 am - Fellowship Time 10:30 am - Adult Sunday School 11:00 am
Children's Sunday School 9:45 am
24442 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Church Office 949 837-3414
*Laguna Country UMC hosting GriefShare program
beginning January 8, 2014.
This group is designed as a support group for those who has experienced the death of a loved one.
The session meet every Wednesday for 13 weeks beginning on January 8 through April 2, 2014.
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The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
The Season of Advent
What is Advent?
Advent is a season of the church year during which we prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. The dates of Advent vary each year, but it always contains the four Sundays before Christmas Day.
What is an Advent wreath?
Wreaths used during the observation of Advent. Advent wreaths are of two basic types. The first is a circle, generally of evergreens, which is hung in the sanctuary of the church as part of the special decorations for the Advent season. Wreaths of evergreen and other materials are increasingly used during Advent to decorate the exterior doors of churches and people's homes.
What do candles in the Advent wreath mean?
The Advent wreath, four candles on a wreath of evergreen, is shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God. In some churches, four purple candles, one for each week in Advent, are used with one larger white candle in the middle as the Christ candle. Other churches prefer three purple or blue candles with one candle being rose or pink, to represent joy.
The lighting of the first candle symbolizes expectation; the second symbolizes hope, the third joy and the fourth purity. The Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world.
What is the “Hanging of the Greens”?
Many churches hold a service of preparation for Christ's coming, which includes hanging greenery traditionally associated with everlasting life. Greens such as cedar for royalty, fir and pine boughs for everlasting life, holly symbolizing Jesus' death and ivy representing the resurrection are used.