Tuesday Noonday Bible Study
December 6, 13, and 20
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(617) 941-8490 or (520) 420-9092
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The Advent Season is upon Us. Advent is all about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth in the world as it is today. It is a time for faith communities and families to remember, through prayer, reflections, special music, and good deeds what the true meaning of Jesus’ birth is. There are many different traditions associated with the four weeks of Advent.
What Is Kwanzaa?
Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday held annually from December 26 to January 1.
Fundamentally, it celebrates family, culture, community, and the harvest. The word “Kwanzaa” itself comes from the Kiswahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits [of the harvest].”
Kwanzaa is the brainchild of Dr. Maulana Karenga, an African-American author, activist, professor, and then chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach in 1966. Kwanzaa is an annual week-long celebration that is observed from December 26th to January 1st.