Advent & Christmas 2022

of the Greens

Nov. 27, 10am

Together we prepare the church and our homes for this Advent season as we wait for Emmanuel.


Dec. 18, 10am

The Chancel Choir and Hosanna Handbells present  A Song is Born

Bella Voce Concert
Nov. 27, 4pm

The Women's Choir presents their concert, Carols and Lulibies


Sundays, TBA

A service of candlelight, music, prayer and silence in the Taize tradition


Living Nativity

Dec. 10 & 11, 6:30-8pm

Follow the path of the first Christmas  with live actors and animals

Eve Services

Dec. 24, 4:30, 7 & 9pm

A contemporary service and two traditional services

There will be no Sunday Service Christmas Day. 


Hanging of the Greens
Nov. 27, 10:00 am Sunday Service

Watch as our church is transformed into a place of beauty to celebrate the Advent/Christmas season.  Listen to the legends of Christmas as they are brought to us in story and celebrate the joy of “preparing Him room.”  This service is for all ages and will be led by our children and youth with our wonderful Joyful Noise Praise Band and Chancel Choir


The Northern Nevada women's choir will present their annual Christmas Concert, Carols and Lullabies in the church sanctuary. Centerpiece of the concert is Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies for harp, guitar, marimba and women's choir. 
The concert is free, donations accepted.

Bella Voce Christmas Concert
Nov. 27,

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Drive- Thru Living Nativity
Dec. 10 & 11,

See and feel the sights, sounds, and emotions felt at the time of Christ’s birth. Witness the journey as live people and animals walk The Road to Bethlehem.  800 luminaria light your way through ten scenes telling the Christmas Story.  The route begins at Division and King St.  There is no charge to attend but there will be a collection of nonperishable food for FISH for those who wish to donate. 


All volunteers are welcome! Contact the office if you are interested in joining the cast/crew!


A special presentation by our Chancel Choir and Hosanna Handbells.  Glorious carols of hope, light and praise will be sung by choir as well as music of the kings and songs of the shepherds.  Our congregation will be invited to join us at times in singing some of our most familiar carols.  We gather with our lullabies of worship at the Bethlehem cradle.  We kneel in the shadows in that most unlikely chapel of weathered wood and we discover the amazing truth... that God instead is singing to us.

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 18,

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Advent Taize Services

A service of candlelight, music, prayer and silence in the Taizé tradition of the monastic community in Taizé, France.   Services will be held Sunday evenings, with no service on Dec. 11.


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Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Contemporary/Family Service 

4:30pm in-person & online   

A family-friendly service with music by our Joyful Noise Praise Band


Christmas Candlelight Service 

7pm in-person and online

9pm in-person only  

A traditional candlellight service with music by our Chancel Choir. 

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Ways to Give this Season

Angel Tree:
The Salvation Army Angel Tree will in the breezeway for the first weeks of Advent. 


Mitten Tree:
Leave new warm accessories on our Mitten Tree.  Children's items are distributed through the Carson City School District McKinney-Vento program.  Adult Items are distributed through F.I.S.H.


Christmas Eve Offering

Our Christmas Eve Service offering will be split between UMCOR and our own Emergency Fund, which provides short-term support for people who come to the church for financial assistance.