Love Lives In Hope
The Spirit of Christmas is alive and well and dwells in the hearts of many in the congregation at Hope United Methodist Church in Canal Winchester, Ohio. I and my dog, Valentino, know this as fact.
One Sunday morning in December, the church ladies of HOPE presented me and V with gifts galore for opening on Christmas morning! But of course, the kid in me opened a few of these presents early though I did save the bulk of the bountiful gifts for unwrapping this Christmas morning. (Mind you, throughout the week, even more gifts were dropped off at my workplace that are not seen in this original Sunday morning photo.)
Our Christmas presents from Hope UMC consisted of needful things and fun things as well. All of the gifts represent the true spirit of the season and confirm that the giving spirit of Christmas is abundant in my neighborhood church family. LOVE lives in HOPE!
Wrapped inside this pretty pile of presents is the story of a church reaching out to a new member of the community. When my dog and I arrived in town a few months ago, the church ladies adopted us. They reached out to fill our hearts and new home with care and compassion. We are lucky, Me and V, being welcomed into the Hope fold with such heartwarming generosity.
Image Credit » Photo of Christmas Presents from Hope UMC is mine.