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In Days to Come (Open Classroom)

From Advent to Epiphany

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Our OPEN CLASSROOM is available to anyone who registers. If you're interested in a private classroom for your small group or church, let us know by emailing us at UReLearning@UpperRoom.org.


Savor the spiritual gifts of Advent and Christmas

with The Upper Room and author George Donigian.


Lingering in the seasons of Advent and Christmas allows time to deepen our sense of awe and wonder. In Days to Come takes us from Advent through the twelve days of Christmas and on to Epiphany. George Donigian offers reflections on Bible passages, church history, John Wesley, modern prophets, hymn writers, and composers. Writing from the unique perspective of his Armenian Christian heritage, he enriches our celebration of the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

The six sections contain thematic introductions, four meditations, prayers, and questions for individual and group reflection. The eCourse moves from the hope and promise of Advent to the fulfillment and mission of Epiphany.

This is not your typical Advent study. It's ideal for individuals and groups looking for a colorful, practical, and engaging experience for this season.

Our eCourse contains:

-All essential content from In Days to Come. If you would like to purchase a paper or electronic copy of the book, you'll find information here.

-Audio recordings of music designed for this eCourse

-Video recordings with author George Donigian

-Regular emails to your inbox with prompts to guide you through this season

-Questions for personal reflection

-A place for group discussion

Private classrooms with group rates are available upon request. Email us if you are interested, UReLearning@UpperRoom.org.

You'll find previews of the eCourse below. We're glad to respond to your questions. Contact us at UReLearning@UpperRoom.org.


Your Instructor


George Donigian
George Donigian
George Donigian is the pastor of New Hope United Methodist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. He is an ordained elder and member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also works as an editorial consultant.

Donigian, of Armenian heritage, grew up in a family grocery store in Hopewell, Virginia. He worked on a garbage truck during college, was employed at a sandpaper factory before seminary, and served as a pastor of several United Methodist churches in Virginia prior to moving into the publishing world.

During his publishing career, Donigian has worn many hats: acquisitions editor for leadership, small-group, and program resources – Upper Room Books; director of trade marketing – Upper Room Books; and team leader/editor/publisher/creative director, Discipleship Resources (another imprint of the General Board of Discipleship).

Donigian holds a B.S. in English and Elementary Education from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and a Master of Divinity and Ethics from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is married to Mary Teasdale. They are the parents of 6 adult children and grandparents of 4.

Class Curriculum


  Start here! Pre-course preparation
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  Welcome and Introductions
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  Postscript, Small Groups, and Bibliography
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  Closing and Farewell
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This eCourse will be open in October of 2017. We'll begin on December 3 and will continue through Epiphany, January 6, 2018. You may start and end this course at any time, though. Access to the course will be available long beyond the season of Advent.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We don't want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these online courses?
These online courses are brought to you by The Upper Room.

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