Monday, November 26, 2012

The UMC on Pandora!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Today, Nov. 26, The United Methodist Church will be one of only three advertisers featured on the Internet radio site Pandora. On a website that shares its name with a Greek mythical figure famous for opening a box of bad gifts, the United Methodist message will call attention to the consumerism of the season and offer an alternative focus on Christ.

At the re-designed, visitors can discover opportunities for supporting people facing hard times, find ways to simplify their lives, pledge to Reclaim Christmas and invite friends on social networks to join the effort, and search a customized listing of local church-hosted events, including service projects, free meals and candlelight services.

In addition, visitors can get a free download of the classic Christmas song “Away in a Manger” performed by award-winning country music duo Joey + Rory. “Away in a Manger” is from A Farmhouse Christmas—a collection of acoustic and traditional country-leaning Christmas recordings released by Joey + Rory in 2011.

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