"Advent" (from the Latin word for "arrival") is the season where we focus on Jesus' coming into the world. In one sense, it's a season of celebration, because Jesus did come into the world and begin his kingdom 2000 years ago. But in another, it's a season of longing, because the kingdom isn't fully here yet.

Some of us find it easy to celebrate in this season: the lights, the presents, the time with family. Others, maybe due to loss or hardship, find ourselves longing for something better. Wherever we are, we have the comfort of knowing that God meets us with the joy of a newborn child and the promise of a better world to come.

our advent offerings

This year, each of our congregations is taking its own offering to meet a need they see in their communities. Click your congregation's button above to find out more and give.

Advent devotional: Longing for the Kingdom

This year, we have an Advent devotional written by 24 members of Soma, across her three congregations. Under the title "Longing for the Kingdom," each week's texts are built around the sermons we'll be preaching.