Traditionally, the Christ Candle is lit on Christmas Eve. Part of the recognition of the Advent season, each of the four candles - signifying Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love - has been lit, each with its own special service of remembrance. As they are lit, each candle brings increasing light and warmth to the darkness that would be eradicated by the coming of the Christ Child. The lighting of the Christ Candle (or Paschal Candle) culminates the journey of Advent to announce the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Since weather interfered last Sunday, we'll complete the Advent services in worship this week. Please come join us for a beautiful service rich with tradition and the light of Christ.
Rev. Harold HICKS
I have served as pastor at First Christian Church of Yates Center for nine years, beginning at Christmas in 2008. The focus of the ministry of our a community of faith has always been worship, teaching, and service. I always place an emphasis on pastoral care and community engagement, and my wife Aeron, who served actively as co-pastor for five years, continues to serve the church with support of the fellowship. Aeron's Christian Life Seminars were enjoyable times of learning and sharing. She has written most of the blog posts and has provided bulletins, newsletters, and other publications to the fellowship including working with leaders to develop and file official church documents.