We light the Advent candle of hope, and warmly welcome Candace Low as our worship leader. Candace is Executive Director of Independence Unlimited, a non-profit providing advocacy and support services to persons with disabilities and their families in Hartford. She has been an advocate for disability rights and a trainer on disability legislation and independent living for over 35 years, and is currently a post master student at Hartford Seminary studying worship and spirituality. Candace is a survivor of an acquired brain injury which caused multiple disabilities including deafness. We are certain to benefit from her perspectives, and her commitment to social justice and full inclusion for everyone.