Advent 2019


We have several great events coming up during the season of Advent. These events help mark this special season in the life of the church. Let’s come together to make this a meaningful season in our lives!

Family Chrismon Tree Decorating | Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us again for a festive, kid- and family-friendly, time of decorating the Chrismon Tree for the season! We’ll explain the different symbols as we decorate, sing a couple of songs, and have a magical evening of fellowship.

Children’s Musical & Santa Party | Sunday, December 1, 2019
Musical at 5:00 p.m. | Santa Party at 6:00 p.m.
An annual tradition, the children will lead us in worship through their musical production. Party with Santa follows immediately afterwards in the Social Hall.

The Polar Express Outdoor Movie Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Join us at Ted and Dana’s house for a showing of The Polar Express on our outdoor movie equipment! This is a festive and fun movie just for kids while adults socialize inside. Bring a snack and/or drink to share. If the weather is poor, the movie will be shown indoors.

Blue Christmas: A Healing Service Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
For when all is not merry and bright. Just as we did late in August of this year, we will offer a healing service with the anointing of oil for the concerns, losses, and difficulties that often hurt more during the Christmas season.

Adult Choir Musical Preview | Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
The choir will lead worship on this Sunday as we celebrate the season through music. You won’t want to miss this annual tradition that always brings a crowd. Note: 8:45 a.m. Arise will not meet on this Sunday.

Joy Fellowship/United Methodist Men Christmas Dinner | Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
All the church is invited to this annual, festive, gathering for dinner and music together. RSVP to the church office to reserve your spot.

Wednesday Night Supper Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a festive supper as we celebrate Christmas together!

Adult Choir Musical Evening Performance | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s edition brings the world of Charles Dickens to Eastman, Georgia! Join us for our annual tradition, now on a weekday evening, that promises to enrapture and delight as we explore the reason for the season.

Worship through Potluck and Caroling | Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
On the Sunday before Christmas Eve, we’ll have a special time of fellowship and joyful singing. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., join us for a potluck breakfast. Then at 10:00 a.m. we’ll worship together in one combined service by singing several Christmas carols and sharing together in a brief liturgy. This is a family-oriented, casual, event, so come as you are!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship | Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
This is our annual, traditional, Christmas Eve service with preaching, communion, and concluded with singing by candlelight. Join us and come early as there’s sure to be a crowd.