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Christmas at Home

Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia’s Day celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head.

Santa teaches lesson in grace

Parents walk an emotional and spiritual tightrope between letting their children enjoy a magical Christmas and teaching them that Jesus is the reason for the season. Read More

Refugees around the World

Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher. Artwork courtesy of

Cokesbury launches Christmas campaign to help refugee crisis

Cokesbury will donate $3 from the sale of this "important Christmas book" to assist UMCOR's refugee resettlement programs. Read More

Coping with Christmas

A candle burns during a service. Photograph by Angelia Sims of Angelia's Photography.

Sad at Christmas? Advice for coping with holiday blues

'Tis the season we feel pressure to be jolly, but what if we’re not? United Methodist pastors and counselors offer ways to deal with being down. Read More

What We Believe

The archangel Gabriel kneels, raising his right hand in greeting to Mary and indicating her divine pregnancy. Painting of The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1472.  Painting by Leonardo da Vinci (public domain), courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Angels among us: God’s heavenly messengers for the world

Angels are prominent in the Christmas story, and elsewhere in scripture. Their example shows us how to live on earth as they do in heaven. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Members of the Steel Pan Ministry at Westchester United Methodist Church in New York perform during a worship service. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Editor’s Choice: Top United Methodist Videos of 2016

Our cameras captured a variety of ways the people of The United Methodist Church are making disciples of Jesus Christ. View

Beyond Church Walls

The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of nine major U.S. cities with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa. Image courtesy of Rethink Church, United Methodist Communications.

United Methodists share Christmas welcome and cocoa in nine cities

The unique outreach program comes at a time of year when many are lonely or feeling something missing from their lives. Follow at #rethinkchurch, #umccocoa. More

Christmas Poster to Share

Christmas in the Hymns of Charles Wesley Infographic

This beautiful infographic highlights some of the Advent and Christmas hymns of Charles Wesley. View

Central Conference

An aerial view of Africa University, located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, shows the central area of the campus, with the chapel and library. Photo courtesy of Africa University

Africa University gets boost from non-church partnerships

New partnerships have been a boon to Africa University’s Pan-African mission. Read More

Daily Devotional

A nativity figure of a shepherd holds a young lamb. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

As we prepare for the birth of Our Lord, spend some time in prayer with these resources from The Upper Room. More