Retailers have been preparing for this season for a long time. Many rely on the weeks before Christmas to meet their annual sales targets. Catalogues and commercials are full of gift ideas for everyone on your list. Maybe you’ve been dropping hints yourself. Maybe you have an agreement among family and friends to pick just one name out of a hat and buy a gift for that person. What if the person you picked also wrote down what they wanted for Christmas. And it wasn’t at all what you expected. Because what they really wanted and needed this year is… Hope. This Sunday we start our Christmas Advent series unwrapping the four sentiments that we often find on Christmas greetings: Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. Join us for our first talk on the meaning and gift of Hope.