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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."

A nativity figure of a shepherd holds a young lamb. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS


Laughter in the midst of chaos: God is hope

In the fourth in a missionary Advent series, a mission fellow serving in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., reflects on the hope she sees in the world.


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