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Now the Real Work of Christmas Begins
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Cards have been mailed, gifts have been given. The tree and decorations have been put away; the wrapping paper stored. The hustle and bustle we experience as we prepare for Christmas has quieted. The poem below, by Civil Rights leader Howard Thurman, reminds us why we stand on the side of love throughout the year.
The Work of Christmas
When the song of the angels is stilled
When the star in the sky is gone
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost
To heal the broken
To feed the hungry
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
Cheryl Shalgian, Director
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Welcome to Covenant United Methodist Church
Located in Montgomery Village, Covenant United Methodist Church is a family-oriented community of faith close to Gaithersburg, Germantown, and Laytonsville, Maryland. We believe in living, teaching and faithfully proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, a message of grace and peace. People from a wide variety of backgrounds and faith journeys worship and learn together at Covenant, Our community of faith is extremely diverse, and reflects the varied ethnicity of the communities surrounding our congregation. We hope that your journey will lead you to our faith community! Whether you are visiting the Gaithersburg area, have recently moved here, or are taking a new interest in finding a church, we invite you to visit us. There's a place for you at Covenant UMC.
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Grace and Peace,
Pastor Mandy Sayers