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It seems that the Advent season is being eclipsed by Christmas, a season that doesn’t actually begin until December 25. So, if Advent isn’t just about Christmas, what is it all about? Watch and learn about the history and true meaning of Advent, as well as ways this season can be a time for spiritual growth.
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The Recap | Episode 3
Gain a better understanding of what is going on in The United Methodist Church, find inspiration in stories of ministry and learn how our denomination is transforming the world.
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