I am running a Facebook "Advent Calendar". You can find it by searching for "Burbania Posts". many of them don't translate well to this format, but when they do I will post them here...
ADVENT DAY 2, 2017
Advent finally began yesterday. Before that--on Saturday night--a bunch of youth groupers gathered to decorate the sanctuary and the parlor for the upcoming season. We also cast the pageant and rehearsed for the annual Advent 1 "Sanctuary Lighting". Then we projected a Phineas and Ferb XMas special on the wall of the sanctuary and ate pizza and snacks. Good. Times. I am grateful this season for the chance to work (and celebrate!) with the youths. :-)
The picture is of our "Charlie Brown Tree". The tags are for presents we purchase for people we do not know but who will appreciate the presents when they receive them. The kids did a pretty good job, right?
The link is for yesterday's (very short) reflection. It is about honoring Advent this year rather than rushing straight to Christmas Day...