Traditionally the 4 weeks of Advent each have a particular theme: hope, peace, joy and love.
As Advent begins this years we want to put some hope out there into the community and to encourage people to engage with the theme by thinking about what their hopes for the future are. This is a great activity for families to do together to encourage their local communities.
We’ve wrapped up some individual Tulip and Daffodil bulbs, attached a label to them and are going to leave them on the tables set up in each of our villages where people can give and take food items. This is the text printed on the reverse side of the label if you’d like to make your own:
What do you hope for?
What are your dreams for the future?
Where do you see hope in the world around you?
Plant this bulb in the ground and, as it starts to grow, may you see hope growing in your life.
Plant me NOW & look for the shoots of HOPE
in the Spring. Find a sunny, well-drained spot
where you will see me and dig a hole deep
enough to just cover me with soil. I need to be
pointed side up, my roots are in the flatter area.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God. With God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27