Advent has begun! This season marks the beginning of a new church calendar year. During Advent (the four weeks before Christmas) we anticipate the birth of Jesus. It is a time of expectation, in which we learn to hope in God and his promised Messiah.

However, as we look forward to Jesus’ birth we also remember that He promised to return. Advent is not only a time to celebrate the birth of Christ, but also to awaken anticipation for his second coming.

In this season, you will find our sanctuary decorated with purple fabric. Royal purple is the liturgical color for the Advent season and signifies that Jesus is the promised king, who began His rule in a manger in Bethlehem and will one day return to reign in glory.

Scroll down discover ways to celebrate with Immanuel this Advent!

 

Use this devotional in your home throughout the season of Advent.

Listen to songs that build anticipation and foster hope in the coming Christ.

Subscribe to “The Advent Project,” an artistic Advent devotional from CCCA.

Advent Service Times

Advent 1 | November 29th

10:30AM | Join Us Online

Advent 2 | December 6th

10:30AM | Join Us Online

Online Children’s/Youth Programs at 9:00, 9:15 and 9:30AM

Advent 3 | December 13th

10:30AM | Join Us Online

Online Children’s/Youth Programs at 9:00, 9:15 and 9:30AM

Advent 4: Lessons & Carols | December 20th

10:30AM | Join Us Online

Attending In Person

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Chicago, we are no longer planning to gather in person for worship during Advent. Stay tuned to our communications to hear updates about any upcoming gatherings!