Advent & Christmas 2023
Hanging of the Greens
Nov. 26, 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.
Our Chancel Choi presents of Celebration of the Season by Joel Raney as we begin the holiday season.
Our Choir and Narrator, Lisbet Sherwood, will present a cantata with a fresh spin. The music is interesting, meaningful, and perhaps a little surprising. Styles range from traditional classical, to jazz, gospel and everything in between.
It tells the story of the birth of Christ in a fresh and
exciting way. Most of them incorporate strains from traditional carols, weaving a tapestry of just enough of the familiar to warm our hearts, with enough originality to surprise our ears and lift our spirits.
The congregation will also be invited to join us in singing a favorite carol and two young special young ladies will be featured in Away in a Manger.
Dec. 3, 10am
Drive- Thru Living Nativity
Dec. 10, 16, 17, 6:30-8:00pm
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!
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Contemporary/Family Service
4:30pm in-person & online
Our 'wiggles and giggles' service with music by our Joyful Noise Praise Band and featuring our Pick-Up Pageant- an opportunity for anyone of any age to participate in telling the story of the first Christmas.
Our Christmas Eve potluck will follow the 4:30 service. Families with children- RSVP to the office to ensure each child has a gift under the tree!
Christmas Candlelight Service
7pm in-person and online
9pm in-person only
A traditional candlellight service with music by our Chancel Choir and our Hosanna Handbells.
Ways to Give this Season
The Salvation Army Angel Tree will in the breezeway for the first weeks of Advent.
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.
Commemorate or honor a loved one by sponsoring a poinsettia for our Christmas Eve service. Dedications will appear in the bulletins for Christmas Eve services. Flowers may be taken home after service or donated to be delivered to a homebound church member or residential care facility. Suggested donation: $10.
contact Jes Houk for more information