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Christmas and Advent Events

abiding

Sundays, 10:15-11:15 Chapel

 

This weekly experience is designed for those living with dementia, utilizing familiar music selections, well-known scripture lessons, and weekly Holy Communion for those who desire it.

sundays 10:15 chapel
worship
lessons &
carols

Dec. 1st, 7 pm Nave

Come to a festive service with traditional Advent scripture readings alternating with congregational carols and Christmas music. Come join us for a joyful celebration of Christmas.

dec 1st, 7 pm nave
christmas
shoppe

Dec. 8th by invitation

This invitation-only event helps to offer families low price Christmas gifts, food baskets, and an opportunity for a hearty meal. Contact our Social Concerns committee with any questions.  

dec 8th, 3 pm
XYZ
lunch

Dec. 11th, Noon

Fellowship Hall

Celebrate Christmas with our Xtra Years of Zest seniors group! This catered luncheon requires a reservation ahead of time. Please call 865.483.4357 to reserve your spot.

dec 11th, noon fellowship hall
christmas
visitation

Dec. 14th, 10 am Chapel

Visit a member who is homebound, in a nursing home, or assisted living. We will kick off with a short devotion on Dec. 14th at 10 am in the Chapel. Sign up to help here.

dec 14th, 10 am chapel
Christmas at first church
A Heaven Full of Stars

Dec. 15th & 16th 7 pm

Nave | Free tickets required

Christmas at First Church celebrates the joy of the season through a performance of live music! This year's program, "A Heaven Full of Stars" celebrates the music of Christmas in Appalachia, featuring unique cultural elements like hammer dulcimer, bluegrass fiddle, local composers, and a heart-warming story of living and working in Southern Appalchia. Come celebrate with the FUMC choirs, handbells, and orchestra. Free tickets are required. Click here to reserve yours! 

dec 15th & 16th, 7 pm Nave
Christmas Eve

dec. 22nd, 4-5:30 pm

Join us from 4-5:30 pm on Dec. 22nd to decorate and bake cookies to deliver to folks who work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Donated cookies are welcome!

dec 22nd, 4 pm
cookie
ministry
youth
Christmas

Dec. 20th 6pm

Pastor Mark's house!

Rocking Christmas party at Pastor Mark's house for our Youth. RSVP to Kayla by Sunday, Dec. 15th. Bring a White Elephant gift (under $10 please). 

dec 20, 6 pm
party
christmas
worship
eve

4:00 pm- Family Friendly

Pageant and Communion

 

7:00 pm- Contemporary

Candlelight Communion

7:00 pm- Traditional

Candlelight Communion

dec 24th 4, 7, 11 pm