United Methodists in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Germany have completed their 2017 Advent Devotional in English and German, which can be downloaded and copied. Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.
The partnership, formed in 1988 before the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been producing the Advent devotional annually since the late '90's, said the Rev. Joe Stains, who co-chaired the Western PA/ East German partnership group for many years. It offers daily devotionals for the beginning of Advent through New Year's Day that are written by laity and clergy members of the two conferences. Each is available for reading in both English and German.