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Frankfurt Temple Celebrate's Advent (Advent-Reception at the Mormon's)

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Frankfurt Temple Celebrate's Advent (Advent-Reception at the Mormon's)
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Frankfurt Temple Celebrates Advent (Advent-Reception at the Mormon's) Taunus [Frankfurt Germany area] Zeitung 1Dec99 D1 By Katja Sperling [Submitted by Thorsten Trippel with help from Marc Schindler ]

FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY -- Frankfurt Temple President Karl Borcherding and his wife Hanna invited 90 guests, including the Mayor of Friedrichsdorf, Horst Burghardt, the administrative head of the county, Juergen Banzer, some of Friedrichsdorf's town councilors and representatives of the local Catholic and Lutheran Churches, to a celebration of the advent of the birth of Christ. The celebration, held in the Borcherding's home, helped improve relationships with the local community.

President Borcherding, who has been Temple President for about a year, is pleased to be in Friedrichsdorf, "There is an ideal mixture of hectic busy-ness and silent, historic areas", he said. Other LDS Church members evidently agree, as the Church is participating in five working groups, as part of a process to bring community groups into the town's decision making process.

President Borcherding held the reception to help visitors get in the right mood for Christmas, reminding them that Christmas is more about Christ than about Santa Claus. It also helps the community understand more about LDS beliefs. The Advent "for us is a time of preparation for Christmas, too. It is the time in which we leave our hectic life behind and tune in for pondering," said President Borcherding. Member Peter Zarse says, "With [this reception] we want to open our church, which is part of the life in Friedrichsdorf since 1987. In addition to this we want to open the opportunity to everybody to convince themselves that we are just humans, believing in Christ and his teachings".

The reception included music performed by LDS Church members. Sandra Rehse sang, accompanied by her husband, Stefan. Rolf and Christel Glueck performed, as did violinist Yoshio Takenaga of the Orchestra of the Hessian State Theater.

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