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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Advent devotionals and resources and the symbolism of the nativity scene

    November 30, 2020 / By UNY Communications

    If you are looking for ways to celebrate Advent at home with devotionals and activities, UMC.org invites you to dive intotheir resources, which they update each week of Advent. Click here to get started. 

    As you reflect on Christmas, this year, consider learning about nativity scenes and how different variations use certain characteristics as special symbols related to the birth of Christ. Click here to learn about the poweful sumbolism in crche variations. 


    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."