At Highlands United Methodist Church, we are building a home where all belong… and we invite you to experience Holiday Harmony with us this Christmas season. As we celebrate the hope, peace, and love that we, and the whole world, are worthy of.
This Advent Season, we will seek to bring Christmas to life- to our lives, to the world we know, to the hopes and fears that we carry in our hearts. It is an authentic look at why our lives need the Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy of Christmas… As once again God’s love for all people enters the world and accepts us exactly as we are.
Christmas Eve at Highlands United Methodist Church
Celebrate Christmas with candles, carols, and your neighbors. Both of our services have your favorite Christmas songs, including “Silent Night” by candlelight. We also bring the Christmas story to life with a Live Nativity during the service. All four services are perfect for all ages.
10am & 4pm- Children and Family Service
This service is specifically designed to be especially engaging for those with children. The music, prayers, and Christmas Story are designed like a good kid’s movie- simple and engaging for them, while still carrying meaning and humor for the adults. It’s Christmas Eve for short attention spans!
The sermon is broken into smaller parts throughout the service, as Rev. Brad discusses the meaning of Christmas with one of our lovable puppets.
6 & 8pm- Traditional Service
This service incorporates the most classic of Christmas eve traditions, while remaining relevant and accessible for those who don’t normally attend church. The music includes piano, organ, and hand-chimes. The Christmas story is brought to life through story, song, and a living nativity.
The 6 & 8pm services also include Communion- which at Highlands United Methodist Church is open to all people, as the bread and juice remind us that God loves all people, exactly as we are.
In addition to your favorite Christmas carols, this service will feature a beautiful rendition of “O Holy Night”.
Blue Christmas Service: December 17th, 7pm
The holidays can be a difficult time for so many reasons. As we approach the longest night of the year, the darkness can be symbolic of the sadness, loneliness, regret, anger, or despair we feel. This special service creates a space to acknowledge very real feelings and remind us that we are not alone. With music and candle light, we will seek the hope and healing of Christmas.
Throughout December our Sunday morning worship services at 10am will help us prepare to get more out of Christmas.
Other special information aout upcoming services and events:
December 10th at 11am, following worship, is our Children’s Pageant. Join us as our children share the story and joy of the season with us. A Soup & Bread Lunch will be provided, we will also enjoy a carol sing together.
Visit the Tree – Get a great Christmas photo
We are proud to once again host the neighborhood Christmas Tree as a part of the Highlands Merchant Association. You are also invited to take a tag and participate in our neighborhood toy drive.
The 16ft, Colorado grown tree, with more than 10,000 lights is a beautiful backdrop for your Christmas Pictures. Swing by 32nd and Osceola throughout December.
Make A Difference this Holiday Season
You can drop off toys and books for children at our office Tues-Thurs 10am-2pm or on Sunday mornings in worship.
Advent Activities at Highlands United Methodist Church
Christmas Decorating: Friday November 24th, 9-11am
Join us as we hang the greens, decorate the trees, and prepare our space for the season.
Cookie Baking: Saturday November 25th, 6-8pm
We love making gingerbread cookies to share with the neighborhood! This all ages activity is a fun way to meet neighbors and share something with the community. The cookies we bake will be shared at the Tree Lighting the following night. Getting ready for Christmas never tasted so good!