Delphi Falls United Church
Built 1815 - 1819
We are a united church and welcome everyone to our worship services at 9:00 a.m. Sunday mornings followed by a fellowship time.
Bible Study on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. In The Parish Hall
Youth Group on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
Our Menís and Womenís Fellowship groups are active with projects and events offered to our local community and neighbors.
Our Church Building is listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings and is handicap-accessible.
Pastor James Austin
The Meaning of "Advent"
The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ in his First Advent, and the anticipation of the return of Christ the King in his Second Advent. Thus, Advent is far more than simply marking a 2,000 year old event in history. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. That is a process in which we now participate, and the consummation of which we anticipate. Scripture reading for Advent will reflect this emphasis on the Second Advent, including themes of accountability for faithfulness at His coming, judgment on sin, and the hope of eternal life.
In this double focus on past and future, Advent also symbolizes the spiritual journey of individuals and a congregation, as they affirm that Christ has come, that He is present in the world today, and that He will come again in power. That acknowledgment provides a basis for Kingdom ethics, for holy living arising from a profound sense that we live "between the times" and are called to be faithful stewards of what is entrusted to us as Godís people. So, as the church celebrates Godís inbreaking into history in the Incarnation, and anticipates a future consummation to that history for which "all creation is groaning awaiting its redemption," it also confesses its own responsibility as a people commissioned to "love the Lord your God with all your heart" and to "love your neighbor as yourself."