The season of Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas. Considered the first season of the church year, Advent, which is derived from the Latin word adventus or "coming," prepares us for the arrival of Christ.

During Advent, we quietly make ourselves ready for the wonder of Jesus' birth. Advent is, then, a time of hopeful anticipation of God's coming into our world – and a reminder that He will come again. As a result, Advent liturgies are characterized by a sense of majesty and expectation.

Altar decorations and vestments may be blue or purple. An Advent wreath is used to mark the time of waiting, with some families observing this custom at home as well.

Advent is followed by the celbration of Christ's birth and Christmas.

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Upcoming Events
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Men's Night Out
7:00 PM
St. Giles men, and their male friends and family, are welcome to gather at Grandpa’s in Glenview, across from the downtown train station, at [about] 7 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.
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Evening Prayer
4:30 PM
Join us on Thursdays at 4:30 pm in our Prayer Room (at the south end of our one-story education building)
Choir Practice
7:30 PM
Thursday evenings @ 7:30 pm. For more details contact Jim Brown, Director of Music, through the attached link.
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