a new gift each day!

Unwrapping Advent

Greetings in this Holy Season of Advent as we look forward to the birth of Christ and the “renewal of all things” (Matthew 19: 28).

This year the FUMC church family is preparing for Christmas by unwrapping the gifts of Advent each day. We hope that through this enclosed calendar you might unwrap a daily gift that will brighten your day with the light of Christ. To be sure, this is not an easy season to navigate in the midst of the pall of a global pandemic. But the promise of advent is that “the people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2). May this calendar remind you that Covid-19’s days are numbered and that the light of Christ will ultimately prevail. God’s grace to you as we unwrap together!

Christmas Eve Worship

On December 24, we will offer 4 in-person worship experiences. Each service will feature favorite Carols, the timeless Christmas Message, Holy Communion and “Silent Night” Candlelighting at the end. Each person following all of the protocols (proper mask wearing throughout, physical distancing and pre-registering) will help insure a safe and inspiring experience for all. Services will have limited seating to enforce proper social distancing.

Our Christmas Eve Schedule:

  • 4:00 pm Outdoor, Child-friendly Service (in the Amphitheatre-area adjacent to the west side of the Ministry Center). Bring your own lawn-chair for this special out-doors service. (weather permitting)
  • 6:30 pm Traditional Service in the Sanctuary (Live-stream)
  • 8:00 pm Modern Service in the Ministry Center (Live-stream)
  • 11:00 pm Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

Registration is required and will close on December 22.  Click here to register.


Opportunities During Advent

FUMC has many opportunities during the Advent Season. Some are giving to others in the community and some are for you and your family. Click on each opportunity below to learn more.

Austin Street Center

December Mission of the Month

Adopt-a-Child for Christmas

Drive-Thru Bethlehem

Cookie Jamboree (no bake)

Bike Drive