If you're not from a tradition that celebrates seasons of the liturgical year, you might think of December as a mad dash to get to Christmas morning. Actually Advent is meant to be the opposite: a contemplative time of preparation for the coming of Christ. Shopping, cooking, and festivities are still part of this season that we love; but they're more joyful when we carve out time to be quiet. This link will show you the readings we are using for daily devotions: advent daily readings
Sermons during advent will focus on the coming of Christ -- both his first coming as a babe in a manger, and his second coming as glorious king of all.