Since the 7th century, churches across the world have been celebrating the season of Advent as a means of preparing. The word Advent means “coming” and we will be exploring ways that God makes Jesus clear to us. RiverCross has made Advent a special season every year by creating unique habits and practices to keep our focus fresh on Jesus. We hope you can step in to these super fun and meaningful ways of giving our attention to Christ this Advent. WORSHIP on Sundays: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18 > Candle lighting > Stories of celebration CONNECT with each other > Creative activities for all ages following the service each week that help us connect with each other and make Jesus clearer to us all. SERVE those who need it > Love INC – donations to assist in ministry to the local homeless • small motel-size shampoo and conditioner bottles • individually-wrapped toothbrush • small toothpaste • small deodorant • small hand sanitizer • small lotion • small soap • individually wrapped items: razor blade, etc. > Visalia Emergency Aid Council – donations, filing stockings for kids and students, and giving gifts to kids and families Bring to RiverCross on Nov 27 or Dec 4. • Ages 1-3 – bootie socks, beanies, teething toys, small board books • Ages 13-16 – school supplies, nail polish, calculators, gloves, brushes, hair ties, socks, card games Fill stockings at VEAC (217 NE 3rd Ave.) on Saturday morning, Dec 10 (time TBD). Give stockings to kids on Saturday, Dec 17th beginning at 8:00am at VEAC (217 NE 3rd Ave.)