North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, will offer two special programs in preparation for the Christmas season.

North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway, will offer two special programs in preparation for the Christmas season.

A “Christmas and Consumerism” study will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 21-Dec. 19, at Global Gallery, 3535 N. High St. Young adults are invited to examine the relationship between how Christmas is observed in the church and in American culture.

Resources will include scripture, Michael Slaughter’s “Christmas is Not Your Birthday” and more. For information, email aguillozet@north-broadway.org or call (614) 268-8626.

The church also will offer a series of Advent prayer experiences based on the book, “Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent” by Pamela Hawkins. These experiences will introduce participants to different prayer practices.

Interested participants can gather for prayer at 7 p.m. each Wednesday of Advent: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. For more information, call (614) 268-8626 or email info@north-broadway.org.