The 2022 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, "Oh Watch the Stars" centers around the importance of the stars in Christ's nativity story from Advent through Epiphany.  Presented in mid-December, this musical presentation was recorded for television and is available to watch online. 



WATCH the 2022 Cantata



A SEASON OF WAITING AND WATCHING

This time of year people are often rushing to shop for the right gift, spending extra hours in the kitchen baking and cooking or trying to get ready for a special seasonal event.  This is supposed to be a time for waiting and watching for the coming of the Christ Child.  Over the next few weeks, there are numerous opportunities for you, your family and your friends to help discover the sense of anticipation of the season.  


We hope you will choose to watch and wait with 1st Church whether in worship on Sunday mornings, attending a special event or coming here on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  


Please scroll down for a closer look at all that's happening this Christmas at 1st. 


CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP - DECEMBER 24th

2:00 PM - WORSHIP ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

7:00 & 10:00 PM - TRADITIONAL CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP


WATCH THE CHANCEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA ON TV

Christmas Eve

7:00 AM on WVLT-TV 8

7:00 PM on WBXX - 20


Christmas Day

7:00 AM on WVLT-TV 8


COMING SOON ON DEMAND

THE EVENTS OF ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

Please scroll down to learn more about the special events of the season.

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

2022 CHRISTMAS OFFERING

Each year during the 7:00 pm presentation of the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata and during the Christmas Eve Worship Services we collect a special Christmas Offering. This year, your donations will benefit The Welcome Table, a meal ministry where EVERYONE is invited to share a meal together.


This ministry provides meals and fellowship to thousands of people each year thanks to your generosity in both giving and volunteering. There is no charge to guests for Welcome Table meals.



Ways to give:

  • Place your check with "Christmas Offering" in the memo line in the offering plate or bring it by the church office.
  • Mail it to 1st United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, TN 37803
  • Give online at 1stchurch.org/giving .

WATCH THE CHANCEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA ON TV

The 7:00 pm presentation of the 2022 Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata on December 18th will be recorded by WVLT-TV.  It will air over the Christmas holiday.