Children are shown decorating gingerbread houses at the Federated Church in Sycamore's 2011 Advent celebration. This year's celebration will begin on Sunday, Dec. 2. The 10 a.m. worship service will include the "Hanging of the Greens," in which the facility is decorated for Christmas and the first Advent candle is lit. After the service, children can make crafts and goodies, including always-popular gingerbread houses. All are welcome to join the congregation at the church, 612 W. State St. in Sycamore.