Advent Studies Available

November 28, 2012

TIPP CITY, Ohio (UMNS) — Advent starts Dec. 2, and a number of United Methodist agencies and partners are offering special studies and activities as we prepare to celebrate Christ's birth.

Here is just a handful:
  • "A Different Kind of Christmas" — A multimedia package including devotions, studies for different age groups, a sermon series, video, and Reclaim Christmas graphics. Based on the Rev. Mike Slaughter's study, "A Different Kind of Christmas: Living and Giving Like Jesus," the package is provided by United Methodist Communication's Rethink Church and the United Methodist Publishing House. Click here for more details.
  • "Singing Mary's Song" — Online course, Nov. 30-Dec. 29, from Upper Room Multimedia, a division of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship, $45. Click here for more details.
  • "Poor, Young & Pregnant: Mary's Advent" — A one-day student and mission project prepared by Healthy Families, Healthy Planet at the United Methodist Board of Church & Society. It concludes with instructions for assembly of birthing kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Click here for more details.
  • "Joy to the World!" — Society of St. Andrew devotion and giving program based on Luke 1:44 for Sunday school classes, small groups, and families. Society of St. Andrew, a United Methodist partner, is a food gleaning and distribution ministry. Click here for more details.