The first candle of Advent, symbolizing 'hope', has been lit.FUMC has a Contemplative or Centering Prayer group that meets every Monday morning in the library from 9:15-11:30. The group is based on the teachings of trappist monk Thomas Keating but we spend time with the great Christian Mystics such as Thomas Merton, Theresa of Avila, and John of the Cross. For more information on Contemplative Prayer visit the following links or feel free to email Nancy Moore.