UMC brings ‘True Meaning of Christmas Tour’ to 21 cities

HUNTSVILLE — The United Methodist Church (UMC) hopes to promote the spiritual side of Christmas with “The True Meaning of Christmas Tour,” an outreach effort scheduled to visit 21 U.S. cities Dec. 2 through 24, including Huntsville on Dec. 23.

Diane Degnan, UMC director of public relations, told The Christian Post that the tour centers on the birth of Christ and will bring the gospel message of “hope, joy and faith to encourage people to seek deeper meaning in their lives, which many people are seeking during the Christmas season.”

The tour also includes an emphasis on hospitality and holiday cheer. Volunteers will hand out hot cocoa, a video running will tell the nativity story and there will be opportunities provided to take part in local service projects, according to a UMC press release.

Cities on the tour’s agenda include Dallas, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Columbia, South Carolina, among others. (TAB)