Our Pulpit Ministries

Fairfield Methodist Church

Date: 21 December 2014
Time: 8:30 am & 10:30am
Speaker: Dr Ho King Hee

Fairfield Preaching Point

Date: 21 December 2014
Time: 9:30am
Speaker: Mr Michael Lee

SEASON OF ADVENT

The Church Year begins with ADVENT, a season of preparation for the Lord’s coming.  The season consists of the four Sundays before Christmas.  Advent derives from the Latin adventus, which means ‘coming’.  

The season proclaims the coming of the Christ – whose birth we prepare to celebrate once again, who comes continually in Word and Spirit, and whose return in final victory we anticipate.  

Each year Advent calls the community of faith to prepare for these comings; historically, the season was marked by fasts for preparation.  

Purple is the traditional liturgical colour for the season of Advent.  Purple was the most costly dye in ancient times and was therefore used by kings to indicate their royal status.  Purple also signifies the repentance of God’s people as they patiently await the arrival of their Lord.