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ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2018

From the Chancel Choir Cantata to Christmas Eve services, the month of December is filled with activities at 1st United Methodist Church.

During the worship services, we’ll be taking a look at the Christmas Story through the eyes of the Prophets and how they foretold the coming of Christ.


Scroll down for

  • a look at what's happening at 1st this season
  • learn more about this year's Christmas offering
  • and hear some of the music of the season.  

Here's wishing you a blessed Advent & Christmas season!

Hope to see you here at 1st UMC.

  • advent noonday worship and lunch

    december 5th, 12th & 19th

    noon (sanctuary & wesley hall)

    Come join us on Wednesdays through the season of Advent as we prepare for the birth of Christ through these lunch time worship services.  Listen to the message and stay for lunch.


    Rev. Catherine Nance will speak at the first service on December 5th. Her focus is on  “Emmanuel: Old Testament images for Christ “and tips for Advent prayer practices. 


    On December 12th and 19th, Rev. Tim Jones, the Director of Communications for

    thHolston Conference, brings the messages of “Anticipating Hope” and “Being Hope.”

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

    especially for children and families

    monday, December 24th

    2:00 pm

    SANCTUARY (UPPER LEVEL)

    The first service of December 24th begins at  2:00 pm in the Sanctuary, hours before the kids are put to bet anxiously awaiting the arrival of Christmas Day. This simple service allows them time to focus on the real reason for the season. While it is focused on children and their families, it is a service designed for all. 

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

    Traditional Services

    monday, December 24th

    7:00 & 10:00 pm

    SANCTUARY (UPPER LEVEL)

    At the 7:00 & 10:00 pm Christmas Eve services, voices come together in singing familiar hymns, people gather at the Lord’s table and leave bearing the light of the world, the hope in Jesus Christ.  






2018 CHRISTMAS OFFERING

BENEFITTING CAMP WESLEY WOODS


Throughout the years, you have shown your Christmas spirit through

your gifts to the annual Christmas Offering.


In 2014 the Christmas offering helped pay for scholarships, and

teacher and pastor salaries at the Pukuka United Methodist Church in

South Sudan.


In 2015 your offerings helped neighbors in need of assistance

with their utility bills and more through Good Neighbors of Blount

County.


In 2016 Compassion Counseling Center benefitted from the

Christmas Offering so it could help offer counseling services to more

people.


In 2017 you helped ease hunger in the area by aiding the Food

Connection of Blount County and helped even more people through

Good Neighbors.


In 2018 the Christmas Offering will go to Camp Wesley Woods,

one of four such camping ministries in the Holston Conference. This

past year, 169 campers made first time commitments to Christ and

hundreds more renewed their faith through this vital ministry. 


WAYS YOU CAN GIVE

  • December 16th during the 7:00 pm presentation of the Chancel Choir Cantata
  • December 24th during the Christmas Eve Services at 2:00, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Online by clicking here
  • Use a Christmas Offering envelope on Sunday morning or mark the memo line of your check for the Christmas Offering. 





THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS 2018

A CHRISTMAS STORY: SPECIAL REPORT