The Advent Wreath is a symbol of life and light.  The wreath is a circle with neither a beginning nor end, just like God’s love for us.  The four candles on the wreath represent the four Sundays in Advent.  We light one candle on the Advent wreath every week as we prepare for Christmas.  By the fourth Sunday, all candles are aglow.  Three of the candles are purple.  Purple is the colour of “looking forward”.  One candle is pink and is lit on the third Sunday in Advent.  Pink is a happy colour and it reminds us that Christmas is getting nearer.  A white candle, known as the Christ Candle, can be placed in the centre of the wreath and lit on Christmas Eve.