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Advent & Christmas

Joy to the world! Peace on Earth! Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!

At this time of the year -- from Advent through Epiphany -- the world sings out with messages of hope, love, joy and peace. As we await the birth of the Christ Child, let us take time to share love to those around us, a reminder of the greatest gift, when Love came down.

The popular Christmas song "O Holy Night" has an intriguing history of scandal, politics and ground-breaking moments. Photo by Canva.

Worship & Devotion

The intriguing history of 'O Holy Night'

Scandal, politics and ground-breaking moments power the history of the popular Christmas song, "O Holy Night."

Advent wreath and candles at Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN. has 80 members who reach out to the community in a variety of ways. Copyright 2011 by Kats Barry.


Books and studies for Advent

The United Methodist Publishing House has new books and resources available to order or download online to help cultivate a spirit of hope during Advent.


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