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Welcome to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay Head!
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. In other words, Advent marks the beginning of the church year. During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. It is a season to prepare for coming of Christ in various meanings: the promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews, the coming of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, the promised return of the risen Christ in final victory, and the continual coming of Christ into the lives and hearts of believers.
Night In Bethlehem
As we prepare for the coming of Christ in Advent, St. Paul's Church invites you to experience a "Night in Bethlehem" held on Sunday, December 6, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. You can visit with Mary and Joseph on the Manger with the live Nativity, where you can pet a donkey or a sheep. This is a unique holiday experience for the entire family to visit shopkeepers, make crafts, bake fresh bread and do so many activities. But watch out for the tax collector! Everyone is welcome to join and take part in this special event. It is our Christmas gift to you!