Presbytery of the James will be closed Thursday, November 28, to observe Thanksgiving. We wish each of you a blessed day with your loved ones and a blessed start to the Advent season on December 1.
The name Advent comes from a Latin word meaning to come to, to reach, or to arrive. The name for this season points to our Lord's coming to us. In Advent we look back in time to recall his first coming to us when he became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). We also anticipate his future coming in glory to complete the restoration to God of human beings and of the whole created world (Acts 3:19).