Advent is a time of spiritual preparation as we journey to Bethlehem to welcome the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Music plays an important part in this preparation. Carols tell the story of Jesus’ birth in ways that are both familiar yet new each year.
This year, the 1st UMC Chancel Choir brought a selection of classic carols to life in their annual cantata.
The Sunday evening presentation was taped for airing on television at the following times:
Sunday, December 24th
10:00 pm on CW 20 (Charter Channel 12)
Monday, December 25th
8:00 am on CW 20
4:30 am, 6:00 am & 4:00 pm on WVLT Channel 8
Check out selections from "Carols of Christmas" by clicking here .
The 1st UMC Praise Band provided a mix of familiar Christmas music and some newer tunes in this one hour of music celebrating Christ's birth.
Click here for some of the musical highlights or check out the photo gallery below.
The Morning Glory Chorus presentED Pepper Choplin's "I Hear the Prophet Callin' " (The Christmas Story from Prophecy to Fulfilment)". This special work of music uses an Appalachian-folk style to tell the story of our Redeemer's birth. It includes a cajun style rendition of "Go Tell it on the Mountain."
Click here to watch selected songs from "I Hear the Prophet Callin'"
As we explore Jesus' Family Tree in December, we have asked church staff, church members and friends of 1st United Methodist to share their favorite stories of the season in daily devotions.
These devotions will be e-mailed each day starting on December 3rd and going through Christmas Day on December 25th.
To receive these in your inbox each day just click on the link below.
You can also find these at 1stmaryville.blogspot.com.