Advent begins this Sunday. The name was adopted from the Latin adventus “coming.” It is a tradition of preparing for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. A part of the tradition is lighting five advent candles. The first one this week will be “Hope.” We live in a culture of hopelessness and are in desperate need of hope. This Sunday you will be inspired and encouraged as we focus on the great and unshakable hope we have to celebrate.