MARKING ADVENT — At Durhamville Baptist Church’s Annual Christmas Party Dec. 3, several attendees came wearing their favorite Christmas sweater, including the Rev. Rob Casler, second from right, and his wife Susan, center. Prior to the party, the congregation marked the beginning of the Advent season by lighting the Hope candle. During the next three weeks the Candles of Peace, Joy and Love will be lit, and on Christmas Eve the Christ Candle will be lit announcing the Birth of the Savior. (Photo submitted)