Advent is a four week period before Christmas. The advent wreath is a teaching tool used to prepare for Christ's coming. It's an evergreen wreath with four candles around it and one candle in the center. Here's the meaning of each candle:
- Sunday November 27 - Light the purple candle - symbolizing hope.
- Sunday December 4 - Light the purple candle - symbolizing preparation.
- Sunday December 11 - Light the pink candle - symbolizing joy.
- Sunday December 18 - Light the purple candle - symbolizing love.
- Sunday December 25 - Light the Christ candle - the white candle in the center of the wreath.