This Sunday is not only the first Sunday in Advent, it’s also “Hanging of the Greens” Sunday.
Join us this Sunday, November 29, 2015 as we decorate our church for the holidays!
After church services, we decorate our Sanctuary with Christmas greenery.
Hanging greenery traditionally is 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.
We also decorate with beautiful red Poinsettia’s, which are native to the American continent. They were named after Dr. Joel Robert Poinset, an ambassador to Mexico who first introduced it to the United States in 1828. The people of Mexico and Central America call the brilliant tropical plant the “Flower of the Holy Night.” The Poinsettia is a many-pointed star that has become a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem, and a traditional Christmas plant.
Start the Christmas season off right. Come join us hang our Christmas finery for the Christmas season! We’re even hoping Brian (our Music Director) will play Christmas music for us while we decorate!