Our Christian calendar marks time according to two seasons: ordinary time and sacred time. Sacred time includes Advent, Christmas, 
Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week, Easter Morning, and finally Pentecost. But, it begins with Advent, the first season of the
Christian year.
 
Advent is the celebration of Christ’s coming – both the joyful remembrance of his first coming in lowliness and the anticipation of his second coming in justice and triumph over evil. Advent invites us to look backwards and forwards as we reflect upon God’s redemption of his world.
 
As you reflect this Advent season, I hope you will celebrate it with and through the family here at First Baptist Jonesville. Whether you celebrate with carols and laughter or prayer and praise, whether you are traveling or hosting loved ones, may the four themes of Advent – hope, peace, joy, and love – touch your heart with God’s goodness and stir your soul to worship with us this Advent.
 
May you make this Advent season a – Sacred Time.
 
Dr. Roger Hensley