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Advent & Christmas 2023

of the Greens

Nov. 26, 10am

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

Eve Services

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

Our contemporary/family pageant service,  potluck  and traditional services


Dec. 3, 10am

 The Chancel Choir  presents Celebrate the Season by Joel Raney

Ways to Give
this Season

Angel Tree

Mitten Tree


Emergency Fund


Living Nativity

Dec. 10, 16, 17, 6:30-8pm

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

Sponsor a

Commemorate or honor a loved one with a poinsettia on Christmas Eve


Hanging of the Greens

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.

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 3,

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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

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.

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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.


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

Sponsor a Poinsettia

Image by Jessica Fadel
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