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Among the First United Methodist Church’s Christmas traditions is the Chrismon tree. Chrismon, which is a combination of the words Christ and monogram, means symbols of Christ. Chrismons are gold and white to represent majesty and purity. The evergreen tree symbolizes the eternal life that the congregation believes their Savior has won for them. The tree also provides a background for the tiny white lights and red Chrismons. The lights represent Christ, who is the light of the world, and the Chrismons proclaim the name, life, and saving acts of Jesus. Some Chrismons are simple copies of Christianity from the faith’s earliest days. Others ...

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