First United Methodist Church of Austin invites you to worship with us on Christmas Eve.
Four services are offered to provide flexibility for all ages and options for busy holiday schedules. The 11:00 a.m. service is ideal for those whose plans make it impossible to participate in our later services. A family service at 4:00 p.m. is a wonderful way for families with young children to worship together. The candlelight services at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. feature carols, choral offerings, scripture, Holy Communion, and the candle lighting to celebrate Christ’s birth.
December 21, Thursday
Blue Christmas Service
7:00 p.m., Murchison Chapel
How come I don’t feel it? In the midst of the wonder and expectation of Advent, many of us might feel out of step with the joy and excitement of Christmas. Some of us have lost loved ones or face the “happy” holidays feeling blue with grief or depression. Come to this special worship service on the “longest night” to acknowledge our grief and longing for hope.
Christmas Eve Worship
Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Sermon: “The Bell”
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Christmas Eve Morning Service
11:00 a.m.*, Sanctuary
For those who are ready to celebrate the birth of Christ early in the day, this traditional service features carols, choral offerings by the FUMC Choir, scripture reading, and Holy Communion. This service is for those who do not want to drive at night and for those whose plans make it impossible to participate in our later services.
Christmas Eve Family Service
4:00 p.m.*, Sanctuary
For the young and young at heart, this 45-minute service is a wonderful way for families with young children to worship together and enjoy the holiness and excitement of the Christ child’s arrival.
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion
8:00* & 11:00 p.m., Sanctuary
These traditional services will feature carols, choral offerings, scripture, Holy Communion, and candle lighting to celebrate Christ’s birth.
*Childcare is provided during the 11:00 a.m. Morning Service, 4:00 p.m. Family Service and 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Service.