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United Methodist Now - December 18, 2018


As you make room for Christmas this year, we hope you will find inspiration in the content shared in UM Now. Thank you for subscribing to UM Now and for inviting others to do the same. May your Christmas celebration be happy and holy.








Five things you may not know about Christmas
John Wesley never published a Christmas sermon. The Salvation Army has Methodist roots. You may know a great deal about the holiday but this short list could surprise you. Check the list. Try a Christmas quiz »

Finding Christian themes in “The Nutcracker”
Many fans are very familiar with the ballet that is a seasonal favorite, but a United Methodist pastor says we can see it in a new way through the lens of faith. Read more »

Moved to Celebrate 
As we enjoy the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas, we are reminded of our call as United Methodists to make disciples. Yesterday. Today. Forever. Learn more »    

The Christmas Conference: 10 days that started a church
Christmas Eve often involves relaxing and enjoying treats. But for those who started the Methodist church in America, December 24, 1784 was the first of ten days of serious church business. In the end, their gift would change history. Get the story. More about Lovely Lane »