You are welcome to join us as we prepare our hearts and minds for the celebration of Christmas at Northeast UMC during the Advent season. We will be following the example of the magi, who traveled many miles to visit the baby Jesus. The magi gathered, gave, worshipped. Here are some of the ways we are gathering, giving, and worshipping together. All are invited to join our Advent and Christmas experiences.
Carols, Chrismons and Cocoa The decorating of the Chrismon Tree. Most of the decorating is done by our children and youth while adults get to watch the fun and excitement. We have light refreshments. Sunday Nov. 25 at 6:00 pm
ePoints Of Reference a daily, brief email from the pastor to help us stay focused in this busy season. Sign up here
Angel Tree Party A party where we share gifts with children of an incarcerated parent. The gifts are given in the parent’s name with a brief message from the parent. Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm.
Christmas GLOW Our monthly children’s gathering where they enjoy a meal, craft, lesson and fun activities. Sunday Dec. 16 following the morning worship service.
Angel Tree The tree with the angels was put up before Thanksgiving, so the Angels have all flown. However, there are still ways to support this important mission by helping before and during the party on Dec. 8. You can sign up here.
Christmas Offering An offering to support the missions efforts of The United Methodist Church here and across the globe. You can contribute here.
Youth Service Project Each year our youth have a service project as a part of their Christmas giving.
Are children welcome? Yes! We are a child friendly church. Events appropriate for children of all ages, and there is usually a nursery as well.
What do we wear? We are a casual church. You may see a few suits and ties at our traditional service. Dress comfortably.
Will there be a nursery? Yes.
Where is the church located? 4000 Hard Scrabble Road, between N. Brickyard Rd. and Clemson Rd. You can get directions here.
Where do we park? You may park in the front of the church or in the main parking lot behind the building. Just follow the driveway around back! Handicapped parking is available.
Nov. 25 – “Voices in the Wilderness” Mark 1:1-12
Just as John the Baptist came to help people focus on what God was doing in their midst, we need a point of reference to walk closely with God in the busy time before Christmas.
Dec. 2 – “God Is with Us – so what?” Matthew 1:1-2:3
Matthew tells us of the remarkable contrast in the world views of Joseph and Herod. Where does this season give us opportunities to live as witnesses to a different possibility than that which is offered by our surrounding culture?
Dec. 9 – “There’s a Song in the Air” Luke 1:1-8
As Luke tells he story of Jesus’ birth, songs of Mary, Zechariah, and the heavenly hosts share the joy of the season. How can we carry the love, joy and peace of God into our world?
Dec. 16 – ONE SERVICE at 11 “Candles and Carols, a service of hope, peace, joy and love”
Music for the service will lead by the Crossing Guard, Chancel and Children’s Choirs and solo voices. A traditional Christmas meal will follow the service. All are invited!
Dec. 23 – “The Lights of Christmas” John 1:1-9
John begins his gospel in a way reminiscent to the beginning of the Bible. Just as Genesis tells of God bringing light into darkness at creation, now the light of light of God’s love is transforming creation. How can our lives be reflections of God’s love in the darkness around us?
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services of Carols, Communion and Candlelighting
5:00 pm Child-friendly Contemporary
7:00 pm Traditional