Advent and Christmas
HOPE PEACE JOY LOVE
These are the words which propel us toward the manger in Bethlehem and the birth of a Savior. Look over our ongoing programs and worship opportunities. Then join us as we journey together to the stable to greet the newborn King.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Online video available on YouTube Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for the Christmas season, Children’s Ministry (pre-school through 6th grade) is live on Zoom. Come join us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info.
Light in the Longest Night: Lamenting our Losses
Join us for our “Light in the Longest Night” service lamenting our losses of 2020 and moving forward toward 2021 in hope. Amy Kennedy, Shonagh Taruza, Carole DeHart and David Vaughn offer glimpses of light on this evening of the Winter Solstice.
Online video available on YouTube on Dec. 21, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Visit the promenade downtown beginning Dec. 21 to tie a prayer of Lament on the trees.
Christmas Eve Children’s service
Families of FUMC Ann Arbor tell the ABCs of Christmas in this child-friendly Christmas Eve service. This will include prayers, songs, scripture readings and a special Christmas reading – done by kids, youth and families from our church. This will be approximately 30 minutes in length.
The program goes live at 8 a.m. December 24.
Join us for a traditional Christmas Eve service online as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with carols, candles, and the joy of Christmas! We are Those Who Dream this Christmas! The service is approximately one hour in length.
Christmas Eve Late Night Outdoors
- Enjoy singing heartwarming Christmas carols (accompanied by Naki Kripfgans on the organ and text projected on the outside wall of the church).
- Experience luminaria lighting the walkways.
- Capture a family photo near a twinkling Christmas tree.
- Fill your heart with peace, hope, joy, and love!
Join us for this socially distanced experience as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Proper mask wearing is required.
Location: OUTDOORS, Wesley lawn, FUMC Downtown, 120 S. State Street
Times: 15 minute slots beginning at 8:00, 8:20, 8:40, and 9:00 pm
Sunday Dec. 27, 2020
No online worship this week.
At home service materials were mailed with the Christmas letter earlier this month.
Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020
Saturday Jan. 2 & Sunday Jan. 3, 2021
Holy Communion Weekend
Drive thru and delivery options
Sign up required. Link will be available Tuesday, Dec. 22. Check back here and in the Latest News.
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
Epiphany Sunday: Observance of the visit of the Magi
Online Video available on YouTube Jan. 3, 3021