First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the season and craving a time of silence and reflection? Join us as we seek a Silent Night and center ourselves on the true meaning of Christmas to rejoice in the Love, Joy, Hope and Peace of our Savior. The season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Join us in worship!

  • Week 1: Dec. 3, 9am & 11am (Festival Gloria)
  • Week 2: Dec. 10, 9am Contemporary & 11am Traditional
  • Week 3: Dec. 17, 9am Contemporary & 11am Traditional
  • Week 4: Dec. 24 (See Christmas Eve Services below)

Christmas Eve Candlelight

Saturday, December 23

*Lessons & Carols – 7pm, Sanctuary

Sunday, December 24

*Contemporary – 10am, MFLC Gym
Worship Time Change – No 9am or 11am services. No Sunday School on this day.

Family Service – 3pm, MFLC Gym

*Lessons & Carols – 5pm, Sanctuary

Lessons & Carols – 7pm, Sanctuary

*The nursery will be available for the following services. 

Watch Online

All of our Christmas Eve Services will be live-streamed for you to watch online. Click the link below to visit our YouTube Channel.

What to Expect!

Review the descriptions below to find a Christmas Eve service that fits your worship style.

Lessons & Carols Candlelight Service
Join us as we read the Christmas story in scripture, sing and hear familiar carols, listen to a brief message from a pastor, and end the gathering with candlelight and “Silent Night.”

Family “Candlelight” Service
Gather your family and join us for an interactive Christmas Eve service! We will sing, pray, and invite everyone to participate in the story of Christmas. To include our little ones, we will use glow sticks for “Candlelight” during this service. Arrive 15 mins before or stay after the service to take communion and pray with a pastor! 

Contemporary Candlelight Service
Enjoy contemporary Christmas and a special seasonal sermon. This service will end with candlelight.

Serve With Us

Looking for a way to serve? Volunteers are needed for our Christmas Eve services! You can help by greeting, ushering, or reading scripture during one of our services. If you would like to serve as an usher or greeter, please contact Mary Ann Andrus at If you would like to serve as a reader, please contact Claud Smith at

Explore More this Season

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