A reflection for the First Sunday of Advent, November 27

Jan 22, 2022

Preparation and Anticipation

Welcome to Peace Church's website, where we invite you to join us in a reflective journey as we approach the First Sunday of Advent on November 27. This special time of year marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Advent, a time of preparation and anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ.

First Sunday of Advent

On this particular Sunday, we are fortunate to have a beautiful reflection written by Bishop John Stowe OFM Conv. Bishop Stowe shares his insights and wisdom, guiding us through this sacred season. Through his reflections, we are encouraged to deepen our faith, seek inner peace, and embrace the true meaning of Advent.

Reflection by Bishop John Stowe OFM Conv

In his reflection, Bishop Stowe offers a profound exploration of the significance of Advent and its relevance in our lives today. He reminds us of the importance of taking time to truly connect with the spiritual aspect of this season amidst the busyness and distractions of our daily lives.

Preparing Our Hearts and Minds

As we approach the celebration of Christ's birth, Bishop Stowe emphasizes the need to prepare our hearts and minds, allowing the light of God's love to guide us. He encourages us to reflect on our own lives, examining areas where we can grow in compassion, forgiveness, and love for one another.

Finding Peace and Hope

In times of uncertainty and challenges, advent serves as a reminder of the hope and peace we can find in our faith. Bishop Stowe encourages us to seek solace in prayer, to find strength in community, and to cultivate a sense of peace that will sustain us throughout the Advent season and beyond.

Join Us in Reflection

We invite you to read Bishop Stowe's reflection on this page and take the time to engage with his thought-provoking words. Allow his words to inspire and guide you as you embark on your own Advent journey. Together, let us prepare our hearts and minds, deepen our spirituality, and embrace the anticipation of Christ's coming.


As we gather in community, Peace Church warmly welcomes you to join us in this time of reflection and preparation. Let us come together as one, united in faith and belief, as we embark on this Advent journey. May this season be filled with hope, peace, and an ever-deepening connection with our Lord.