Advent and Christmas 2017


Embrace God’s Long-Awaited Surprise at Worship this Advent & Christmas!


December 3rd   Advent begins with the Candle of Hope!  Our children will usher in the season with special songs, the lighting of the wreath, and the hanging of the symbols of Christ on the Crismon tree.  This service welcomes the coming of Christ, who is our hope in the midst of illness and despair.  Our services will conclude with anointing for those seeking healing and wholeness.  *Children’s Sunday school choir sings at 9:30a.m. 


December 10th   Sounds of the Season will resound at the 9:30am and 11:00am services as we welcome the Brass Band from Trinity UMC to lead us in favorites such as “O Come, O Come Immanuel” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”.  This band is nationally known and features grandchildren of Sherry and Dave Bowman.   The band will join the prophetic scriptures in inviting us to march to the Savior’s rhythm of peace and salvation. 


December 17th   Our expectation brings us to leaping on this the final week of waiting.  With the lighting of the Candle of Joy, we know that God’s presence is near and calling us to rejoice! *Youth Choir Sings at 9:30  


Christmas Eve ~ December 24th

Christmas Eve is on a SUNDAY!  We look forward to celebrating with you at the service time, type, and location of your choosing. 

Please invite your family and friends to join you in worship.

Pastor Jenny’s message, “Long Awaited Surprise”, will be shared at all five services. 


9:30a.m.  Be the first to light the Christmas Candles at this traditional, candlelight communion service with our choir in the sanctuary. Nursery provided.

3:30p.m.  & 5:30p.m.   Family Candlelight Services with children’s message and a joyful mix of carols and contemporary music. Services will be in the 2nd floor Great Room. Nursery provided.   

9:00p.m.   Traditional Candlelight Service with our choir in the sanctuary. 

11:00p.m.  Held at Fairview Chapel. Usher in Christmas morning at this service of light in historic Fairview Chapel.   


Services will also be offered at New Market UMC at 11am, 6pm, & 8pm.