Family Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation is an active process where families strive to live, grow, and work together in response to God’s presence, grace, and love. It is our hope that this topic will help you, your family, and the families you are in ministry with develop daily practices that help families connect to God and each other.

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The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.

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Although we are accustomed to celebrating Christmas on a single day, in both Christian tradition and on the Church calendar, the Christmas season lasts sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany (January 6).

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The Epiphany (Manifestation) of the Lord (January 6) is when we celebrate the coming of the three wise men (magi), who brought gifts to the Christ child.

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Pentecost is the day on which the Christian church commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon people assembled in Jerusalem. It is celebrated 50 days after Easter and is often referred to as the “Birthday of the Church”.

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Other Special Days

Mother’s Day

Father’s Day

Independence Day (July 4th)

World Communion Sunday

Children’s Sabbath