Advent is a season of hope and expectation. It is a time when we prepare our lives and hearts to welcome Jesus anew. This season, which also marks the beginning of our liturgical year, offers us an opportunity to recenter our lives on Jesus and live into the realities of hope, love, joy, and peace that the Christ child brings.

Beginning Wednesday, December 5, you are invited to join with other Belmonters as we journey together through this season with the poetry and hymns of Charles Wesley. Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus is a book of devotions that features daily meditations, scripture, prayer, and the hymns of the Rev. Charles Wesley—co-founder of the Methodist movement. In his lifetime, Charles Wesley wrote more than 9,000 hymns, which continue to inspire and influence our faith. On Wednesday nights during Advent, we will gather at 6:00 p.m. in room 124 to sing the hymns of the week and reflect on their meaning.

Books may be ordered through Church Publishing Inc. or Amazon. For more information, contact Jefferson Furtado.