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advent & christmas

2017 events

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

    Happened Sunday, December 24th

    4:00 pm

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

    Traditional Services

    Happened Sunday, December 24th

    7:00 & 10:00 pm

  • Chancel Choir Cantata

    Presented on December 17th

    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 .

  • Contemporary Worship Christmas Special


    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. 


  • Children's Christmas Program & Craft Time


    Did you miss this great program or just want to hear the kids sing again?  If so click here to watch several selections from "Christmas is Jesus." 

    Also, check out the photo gallery below!

  • Morning Glory Christmas Cantata


    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'"

inspiration in your inbox

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.