Rethink Christmas: More joy, less stress

Candles set a reflective mood for Advent. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist News Service.
Candles set a reflective mood for Advent. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist News Service.

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Members of Humboldt Park United Methodist Church in Chicago joined in an ecumenical Las Posadas procession. The re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for safe lodging carries special resonance for at least one family at the church. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Paula Cripps-Vallejo.

How an immigrant family found room at the inn

Las Posadas is the Mexican tradition of re-enacting Joseph and Mary’s search for safe lodging for Christ’s birth. For one family, the tradition has special resonance.
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Advent Reflection: Waiting on the Light

"Advent done well helps us center ourselves." Watch and share this meditation on how to prepare yourself for the birth of Jesus.
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Lessons from baby Jesus

Beyond the cuddly Christmas imagery, the Jesus of the nativity challenges conventional ideas about power and mercy.