This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Amanda continues the theme of Hope. Traditionally, Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year—a season of expectant waiting that gives birth to the promises of God. And just as Mary waited to bear the Christ Child… all of us—who choose to believe—are given the hopefound in the person of Jesus Christ. Together we will declare that HOPE HAS ARRIVED—that the promise is here—and it can be what we come to know as truth. Each step we take, each choice we make towards that hope solidifies in our minds, emotions, and the very center of our wills…that HOPE is real and that it is here.