In our world, we're drawn to the biggest and the best. We honor celebrities who are the most famous, entrepreneurs who are the richest, politicians who promise absolute solutions. When God breaks into this world, though, God does it in a very small, easy to miss way. In a world where big rules, why does God go small? Join us for Advent as we celebrate The Significance of Small Things. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas, we'll set our sights lower, let go of big ambitions, and feel the power of easily overlooked acts. We'll light the advent wreath, sing favorite songs, and tell the stories about ordinary people like us and their small acts of faithfulness that changed the world. Join us beginning Sunday, November 27.
Christmas Concert, December 17 @ 7:00 pm
It has been three years since our last Christmas concert. Join us December 17 at 7:00 pm as we enjoy the gifts and music of musicians in our faith community. May our hearts celebrate the music of the season as we prepare to welcome Christ.
Advent Text List
Looking for a simple way to stay connected to what matters this Advent season? Sign up for a daily text each morning! Simply text @mumcadvent to 81010 or message Becky in the office and she will add you. firstname.lastname@example.org Have a friend whose been thinking about church but not sure they're ready? Think about inviting them to be a part of this!
Texts start Monday November 28
ZoomAll Church Advent Study
Grab a friend and connect with us for the All-Church Advent Study at 6:30 pm on Mondays. These discussions will be offered in a hybrid format so you can choose to participate in-person in the choir room while some of our friends will join us via Zoom. We will be discussing the book Prepare the Way for the Lord: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist by Adam Hamilton.
For centuries, Christians have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Hamilton explores the Advent themes of John’s life and ministry, and how John calls all followers of Jesus to prepare our hearts for his coming. In each of the Gospels, the story of Jesus is intertwined with that of his cousin John, the one whom the prophets foretold would come to “prepare the way of the Lord.” When we hear the message of John the Baptist, it makes us and our world ready to receive Christ. Consider ushering in the Advent season with lively discussions and fellowship.
Order your own book from either Cokesbury: https://www.cokesbury.com/Prepare-the-Way-for-the-Lord?refq=prepare%20the%20way%20for%20the%20lord
or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Prepar.../dp/1791023487/ref=sr_1_1...
and join us for our first session Monday, November 28 at 6:30 pm.
Christmas Eve Worship
Let's gather together on one of the longest nights of the year to celebrate the coming of the light! We will have three Christmas Eve services. Our 7 pm service will be family friendly with music and a message for both adults and children. We will have a Service of Lessons and Carols at the 9 pm and 11 pm services with traditional carols and new favorite Christmas songs. All services will close with candle light. Everyone is welcome!
Christmas Day Worship
Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, providing us with the opportunity to try something new! Christmas morning worship will be remote only this year. We will gather online at 10 am for a zoom worship service! After a brief time of music and message, we'll all be able to say hello and chat with our church family from the comfort of our cozy homes. You'll find our zoom link HERE, in your email inbox and on our Facebook.
Sonus Boreal, Snohomish County’s Premier Women’s Choir Concert
December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Sonus Boreal is part of Northern Sound Choirs directed by Stuart Hunt. The choir was founded in 2010 after a reunion of former choir members and students of Mr. Hunt’s at MPHS. Sonus Boreal is a 501C3 nonprofit organization with the focus on supporting the performing arts in Snohomish county. It is a treble choir consisting of members coming as far away as Issaquah to participate. We sing many types of music including jazz, pop, sacred, classical, contemporary. We sing from September through Christmas as our Winter season and January through June as our Spring season. We hold auditions for each season just before they start and will hold on the spot auditions just after they begin. Any lady over the age of eighteen is welcome to audition. We have ladies of all ages from the early 20s up into their 70s in our choir.
It is our honored privilege to meet and perform here at Marysville United Methodist Church.
LQBTQueer+ group called Pride Social Connection has formed to connect, chat, share bond, tell our stories, and make lasting friendships in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. ALL are welcome. No drama, sales pitches, political action, controlled or restricted topics, money or required memberships. If you want to socialize with other queer people near Marysville, this is your group. Your best authentic self belongs where you are appreciated. All you have to do is show up. Meaningful conversation in a large room at Marysville United Methodist Church every other weekend. Saturdays from 11-1. Masks optional. Weather permitting we may be outside on the patio. For more information contact Ron Whiteaker by text or email.