Advent


Caminemos a la Luz

Por Obispo Peggy A. Johnson La estación de Adviento está a la puerta y otra vez escuchamos la vieja historia del nacimiento de Jesús predicha por los profetas. Los profetas… Read more

Walk in the Light

The season of Advent is at our doorstep, and once again we hear the ancient story of Jesus’ birth foretold by the prophets. The prophets give us instruction about preparing for this Immanuel, who is God coming to be with us…

Sharing good news through good deeds—Churches celebrate Advent

The Christian season of Advent that culminates in Christmas is such a wondrous time in the lives of many churches. Throughout this month churches across the Eastern PA Conference have… Read more

2018: The Year of the Migrant

In the midst of the joyous celebration of Christmas there is a backdrop of suffering around the globe in the form of migrants. Studies indicate that there are as many… Read more

Purple or Blue: What color is your Advent?

When I go to various churches on Sundays during the season of Advent I always ask the pastors, “Do you wear purple or blue stoles?” In recent years we have… Read more

Sharing UMC’s warmth in frigid Philadelphia

A handful of spirited church members joined a young street-marketing team on the shivering sidewalks of Philadelphia’s Center City last weekend to offer hot cocoa and a warm Christmas welcome… Read more

Churches celebrate Advent, Christmas in many ways

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. Not so much from the wintry weather arriving this weekend, but from the Advent activities happening all over the Eastern… Read more

Even in frigid Philly, ‘church can happen anywhere’

We believe that for United Methodists “church can happen anywhere,” and it’s happening this weekend in and around Philadelphia’s chilly Center City. But we need more volunteers to come share… Read more

UMs to offer gift of hospitality in Phila. Dec. 15-18

United Methodists can share a warm cup of hospitality—and warm cocoa—on the streets of Philadelphia Dec. 15-18, along with the message, “When we find the true meaning of Christmas church… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘An Inconvenient Christmas’

Soon we will be singing Advent hymns in our churches and wondering where this passing year has gone. December 25th falls on a Sunday this year, and I am already… Read more