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Is Advent just an early Christmas season?

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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 this video from The United Methodist Church to 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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This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact is Joe Iovino.

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