Lennoxville United Church making the most of an unusual Advent

By Gordon Lambie
Lennoxville United Church making the most of an unusual Advent
(Photo : Gordon Lambie)

A team of volunteers from Lennoxville United Church was hard at work on the corner of Church and Queen Streets on Thursday afternoon, setting up a community “advent tree.”
“Since we can’t open the church, we’ll open our courtyard,” said Rev. Linda Buchanan, explaining that for the next four Sundays members of the church will be on site in the courtyard from at 10:30 a.m. to noon to help anyone who wishes to add decoration to the tree. The minister also said that people are welcome to come decorate at any time, so long as they respect physical distancing directives. “If people are uncomfortable with coming Sunday morning, they can come Tuesday evening or any other time,” she added.
The church’s hope is that the whole community will embrace the tree and adorn it with as many handmade or bought decorations as possible. The culmination of this event will be the lighting of the star on the top of the tree on Christmas Eve at 7:30pm.
Physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety measures will be enforced, and visitors will be asked questions related to their health prior to being granted entrance. No more than 25 people will be allowed into the building at any given time.

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