Join Us on Christmas Eve

First United Methodist Church of Austin invites you to worship with us on Christmas Eve. We’ve expanded the number of services to help control crowding at our prime time services, and we ask you to register your attendance in order to enable contact tracing. Masks will be required at all services, and Holy Communion will be received in the pews with individual bread and juice. For those wishing to avoid larger crowds, we recommend attending services at 12:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., or 11:00 p.m.

Daylight Service

12:00 p.m. Sanctuary
For those who are ready to celebrate the birth of Christ early in the day, this traditional service features carols, 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 difficult to participate in our later services.

Family Service

3:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Experience the traditions of Christmas carols, the Nativity story, Holy Communion, and a candlelit Silent Night in this 45-minute worship service especially designed for families with young children. Music led by cantor and children’s choir. Childcare provided.

Candlelight Services

5:00, 7:00, 9:00, and 11:00 p.m. Sanctuary
These traditional services feature carols, choral offerings, Scripture, Holy Communion, and candle lighting to celebrate Christ’s birth. Childcare provided at the 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. services only. A full choir will lead singing at the 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. services, with a cantor leading all other services.

Livestream Service

7:00 p.m. Online
Our 7:00 p.m. service will be livestreamed on the FUMC mobile app, YouTube channel, and on our Facebook page. Following the conclusion of the livestream (around 8:00 p.m.) the livestreamed service will be available for viewing at any time.