Throughout church history, the advent season has been one of the most anticipated & celebrated times each year for those who follow Jesus. The word advent means: coming or arrival. We’re both celebrating the 1st advent of Jesus nearly 2,000 years ago, and anticipating His 2nd advent when He will return to make all things new and right. The first advent theme we’re pressing into this season is hope. Our culture is operating in a hope deficit right now. The world seems dark, cold, violent--in much the same way it surely seemed the night Jesus was born into our broken world. But God has always been a God of hope, and as His people--we are a people of hope. If your hope has been lost, or even if it's just begun to dwindle a little--the advent season is the time to reclaim your unshakable hope in an unshakable king. Hope has arrived!