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December 2017


Bethlehem Impressions: A Christmas Reflection

December 8, 2017

Mittie Quinn visits Bethlehem and finds in a holy and troubling paradox.

Jesus, Light of the World

December 8, 2017

In Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's Christmas message, she doesn't wish you a Merry Christmas. "Rather, I wish you a Christmas full of wrestling... pondering... weeping..." and more.

Thurmont UMC dresses Christmas in mission

December 8, 2017

Thurmont UMC, whose congregation gives 10 percent of everything that comes into the offering plates, observes Christmas with a give-away of toys and clothing for the community.

JFON responds to immigrants

December 8, 2017

A recent meeting of Justice for Our Neighbors -- JFON -- shed light on the plight of immigrants today.

Handling stress and worry during the Christmas Season

December 7, 2017

The Christmas season can indeed be stressful, especially for clergy. The Rev. Sarah Schlieckert offers some tips on how to stay healthy and whole during the holidays.

Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

December 1, 2017

Global Migration Sunday is Dec. 3. High School senior Tacy Surrett from Asbury UMC in Arnold, turned her experiences with refugees into poetry.

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