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Thomas KemperGod With Us: A Christmas Message

 Like the shepherds, we are called to the manger where the unlimited love of God enfolds and nurtures us; then, at the manger we are given our mission: To share all we have learned in faith concerning the child of Christmas, God with us.


AboveAbove, Through, In: Our Deep Connection

by Dan Licardo
12/13/10: Our desire to connect with family and friends reaches a peak during Advent and the holiday season.


Candle from TaizeThe Gifts and Challenges of the Connected Life

by Mary Beth Coudal
12/9/10: While social media increases our need for speed, in this holy season of waiting, we need to slow the digital connection down.


Advent Wreath Lighting Liturgy 2010

by Rev. Debi Tyree
11/02/10: Litany and music ideas for celebrating this season of light and hope. Story and links to PDF resources.


The United Methodist Cross and Flame emblem.Advent and Christmas Resources from United Methodist Women

Reflections, meditations, and devotionals by Linda Douglas Smith and Glory E. Dharmaraj, Ph.D.


Christ-Centered Advent and Christmas Music

Listen to over twenty-five favorite hymns for Advent and Christmas. The music is in midi format.


Shepherds and live sheep tell the story of Christ's birth in the Living Nativity by Conley’s United Methodist Church in Delaware.Living Nativity is a Witness to Faith

by Elliott Wright
12/18/09: The "cast" of Conley’s United Methodist Church in Delaware share their faith with thousands each Advent.


Music is praise.Listen Carefully

by Abby Huggins
Fourth Sunday in Advent: Inspired by Mary's Song from Luke 1:46-55, this devotion reminds us to be fully present in our lives and our world.


Father Christmas visited boys in a Lithuanian prison.Teens in Prison Are Visited with Love

by John H. Campbell
12/15/09: Boys in a Lithuanian prison received gifts from Father Christmas and words from a pastor that God has not given up on them.


The Magi saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. ThenChristmas Is Whose Birthday?

by Elliott Wright
12/11/09: The magi from the east came bearing precious gifts for the Christ child. Alternative gifts celebrate Christmas in a way that honors Jesus.


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