The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury offers its special contemplative Advent series on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 and continuing through Dec. 17.

The first service is titled Longing and Preparing, followed by Waiting and Hoping on Dec. 10 and Healing and Transforming on Dec. 17. The series sheds light on embracing the darkness and moving into the light of Christmas. For more information, call the church at 508-693-2842.