Advent and Christmas 2018

At Highlands United Methodist Church, we are building a home where all belong… and we invite you to receive the gift of peace 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.

Here are some upcoming Advent events, with Christmas Eve details below.

 

Carol Sing & Soup LunchSunday, December 9th at 11:30am, Fellowship Hall

Stay after worship for lunch and your favorite Christmas carols.


Blue Christmas ServiceSunday, December 16th at 7pm, Sanctuary

Prayerful reflection and community create space for some of the more

difficult emotions experienced during the Christmas season.


Children’s Pageant – Sunday, December 23rd at 9am & 10:30am, Sanctuary

 


Christmas Eve at Highlands United Methodist Church – Monday, December 24 at 10am, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm

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”.