The first Sunday of Advent

Would you believe we are at that time of the year again? For the Church advent is an exciting season—it speaks of the coming of Jesus into the world. The light that shines and penetrates the darkness is once again declared. And it’s a light that we need more than ever. As scripture reminds us the light comes both to expose the darkness—but also to illuminate our path. Often we lay the emphasis on exposure—the showing of what is wrong in the human heart but the good news is not simply in know what is wrong but in being given light to see what is right and how to walk that path. This the message of advent—this is the light of Christ in us—let us prepare then for the advent of Jesus in our lives
Have a great week.

Charity Christmas Craft & Gift Sale. The Wainman Trust is holding a craft and gift sale in the hall here at Hope Centre on Wednesday 30th November from 10.30am.—why not pop along and buy some gifts, and have a coffee in the café while you’re here! For more information about the Wainman Trust, who have a heart for seniors, visit

Foodbank Christmas Fayre taking place here at Hope Centre on Saturday 10th December. Do-nations of raffle or tombola prizes would be much appreciated—these are being collected now. There will be a cake sale on the day—can .you donate a cake? Are you able to volunteer on the day from 11am—3pm? Please let Wendy know.

Sunday 4th December—As part of the Sunday morning Service next week we will hold our AGM and Finance Review for 2015 which will give everyone a better understanding about the financial structure of Hope Church.

Young Hope— Leaders meeting—Sunday 4th December at 12.30 to 1.00pm. We will be holding a short review meeting of the current structure for our Sunday Young Hope. Please plan to be there if you are part of the team.

Hope Connect—The latest edition of Hope Connect is due out this week and will contain the de-tails of the Christmas programme at Hope—please make sure you get your copy next week!

Hope Website—the church website has been rebranded and launched and you can view it at——it’s a fantastic site and big thanks to Richard Cook and Paul Beswick for putting this together. You can view all our latest sermon teaching on the site too.