We light candles of hope and peace on the Second Sunday of Advent. There can be no peace without the things that make for peace, and there can be no hope of future peace without our nation addressing climate change as the biggest crisis it has ever risen to face. Gus Speth will speak about a lawsuit in which he is serving as an expert witness. The United Church of Christ says: “Twenty-one courageous youth have filed a lawsuit against the United States government for its role in causing climate change and violating their rights to life, liberty, and property, while also failing to protect essential public resources. The youth range in age from 10 to 21, and their voices provoke a moment of moral reckoning for our nation.” The UCC is calling for 1,000 services focusing on this case. We will offer one on December 9th.