Hanging of the Greens

On Sunday November 25th, we will hold a service of preparation for Christ’s coming, which includes hanging greenery traditionally 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 will be used. We will have scripture and other readings during worship that help explain the significance of the greens and other decorations. In hanging the greens we share with Christians throughout the ages the memory and anticipation of Christ’s coming. We decorate our church with these symbols: everlasting life, love, joy, hope, peace, so then even our decorations proclaim: Jesus is born! God is with us! After church please plan to stay for a potluck!