First Sunday of Advent: A Reflection from Rushad Thomas

Today’s episode is the first in a series of weekly Advent reflections from EMM supporters and friends. Our reflection author Rushad Thomas is a policy advisor in The Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations.

We invite you to join us each week during Advent for reflection and prayer. Reflections are also available on the EMM website blog –

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