Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 pm
Christmas Cantata - Festival of Lessons & Carols
The Festival of Lessons & Carols is a service of scripture and song. We will listen to nine scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects the lesson's message and a brief prayer.
Sundays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:15 am Connection Hour
"Down to Earth" Church Wide Advent Study
Have we ever really grasped the miracle that took place in Jesus' birth? Join us for a very special church-wide Advent Study, Down To Earth, as we explore what the Christmas miracle means to each of us. Using story and scripture, we will be challenged to respond during Advent with down-to-earth love, humility, lifestyle, and obedience. There will be a video, pastoral-led teaching and group discussion. Books are available for $5. Please register online. Adults will meet in the Community Room. Children and Youth will also be following the same study at 10:15 in Children's Church and in Youth ConnecTime.
We are having a coloring contest that will run from December 1-24. We have 3 age groups: pre-school and under, Kindergarten - 2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade. The winner for each group will be announced on January 5th. You can download and print the coloring sheets by clicking on the appropriate age group above or we will have copies in the foyer as well. When you are finished coloring your page, please bring your page to Debbie Shaw or Cheryl Nuss.
Saturday, December 14 from 8:30-11:00 am - Breakfast with Santa
Santa will be making a special visit to Faith! We will have a pancake breakfast along with an opportunity for everyone to take their picture with Santa, so be sure to bring your camera. This is a come-and-go event. We will also have a craft for the children to make.
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30 pm - Annual Christmas Dinner
You are cordially invited to the annual Christmas dinner. At 6:30 pm there will be hors d’oeuvres in the foyer. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. For reservations, which will be $5 per person, see Lorena or Diane in the church office. Payment can be made on-line at faithumcspring.org/donations/payments. Last day for reservations is Sunday, December 8. This event is sponsored by our UM Men & Women.
Childcare is available for children 10 and under. Please make sure to feed your children before you come, as we will not have food in the nursery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and ages of your children at least 3 days in advance.
Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 pm - Children’s Christmas Service
Faith Theater presents “Charlie Brown Christmas” with a twist! During the children’s service, Pastor Harry will begin by speaking into the Christmas Story. Then our drama team will present, “Charlie Brown Christmas” with a twist. This will be an interactive play with the children in the audience. We will also have glow sticks for the children to use instead of candles for the candlelight portion of the service.
Sunday, December 22 at 6:00 pm – The Longest Night
Faith UMC will hold a Longest Night Service. This service will be a time for reflection, hope, and healing for those of us hurting during the holidays. It's also a chance for the rest of our church family to surround them with love and support. All are welcome - please join us.
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Services 2:00, 5:00, & 8:00 pm
Join us for one of our three services as we celebrate Christ’s birth. Service times are: 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00. All three services will include candlelight and communion. Childcare is available for all of these services.
Sunday, December 29 at 10:30 am
One worship service at 10:30 am
No Sunday school. Childcare provided for children four and under.