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Extended Advent begins the new Christian year and creates a season of seven Sundays before Christmas. At the time of its founding, Christmas was appearing in stores earlier and earlier making it difficult to have a season of Advent—which is often characterized by a time of waiting for the return of Jesus.

At Community Church, members approach Advent less as a time of waiting and more as a time of preparation for the return of Jesus on Easter. It serves as the launch point for Christian’s participation in the work of Jesus to build the kingdom of God.

Looking around the country and the world right now, it seems clear that this isn’t a time for waiting, but rather a time to prepare and to act to bring greater love into the world that seems to be bursting at the seams.

Community Church will begin singing Christmas music during Advent as members look at the significance of God loving the world so much that God entered the world as a human.

Pastor Johan Dodge will lead a six-session weekly Advent study, titled “Advent is for Action,” beginning today, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

At Community Church, all are welcome here. Sunday Worship is at 9:50 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex.

Community Church is located inside Leisure World at 14000 Church Place.

People may also watch services on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.

Those who are in need without another way to address it, may call the church office to leave a message at 562-4312503.

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