BRATTLEBORO -- Worship on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church will celebrates the first Sunday of Advent with the theme, "Hope." The Rev. Cheryl Meachen will present "The Jesse Tree," a depiction of Jesus’ lineage through the stories of his amazing ancestors beginning with a shoot coming from the stump of Jesse’s lineage which seemed dead.

Scripture from Isaiah 11:1-10 will be read by Betty Stacy. The church’s liturgical dancers will billow using long bands of fabric. Holy Communion will be celebrated.

For more information, e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or phone 802-254-4218 or visit fumcob.wordpress.com. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome.