Hope and Home for Christmas
We know we’ll be home for Christmas, celebrating with our families. The four Sundays before Christmas mark the season of Advent, as we get ready for the coming of Jesus. It is a season of preparation and a season of hope
We’re going to spend Advent in Narnia, looking at The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. The story takes place during WWII as four children are sent from their home in London to escape the Blitz. The adventures begin in the home of a professor. There is a sense of wonder as we enter the wardrobe and find ourselves in a strange land. There is struggle there, but there is deep joy, as love and kindness find a way.
So let us enter Advent with a sense of joy and expectation, knowing that it leads to Jesus, who is the one who shows us the deepest truth of God’s love.
Advent Text List Available December 1-26
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. email@example.com
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 Dec. 1st
Advent Study Begins Tuesday Dec. 1
"Walking into Advent can be like walking through the wardrobe."
Join both Pastor Mary and Pastor Tanya on Tuesdays for an exciting Advent Study. With its enchanting themes of snow and cold, light and darkness, meals and gifts, temptation and sin, forgiveness and hope--and even an appearance by Father Christmas--C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe fits naturally into the Advent season. As we seek a storied king and anticipate the glorious coming of Christmas, these devotions alternate between Scripture and passages from the novel to prompt meditation on Advent themes.
Zoom Link- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86062573356
Blue Christmas Worship, December 2 at 6:30 pm
The upcoming holiday season will be difficult for those who are hurting and grieving for various reasons. It will also be difficult because of the restrictions Covid-19 has placed on all of our lives. You are not alone. We have been receiving lots of feedback regarding the difficulty of the season. Once again, we are offering our Blue Christmas service earlier in the season for these reasons. Our Blue Christmas service is a gentle, contemplative worship service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration. We will be broadcasting our service on our website at marysvilleumc.org and on Facebook. Share this worship invitation with a friend or two. We know that many may need this space to hope and heal in God’s love.
Longest Night Worship Service, December 21
The upcoming Longest Night may be difficult in a pandemic. Or, maybe you’re looking for some quiet space to center yourself on Christ. The darkness and cold may make this time of year difficult and you want to be reminded of the light and hope of Christ. Whatever the case may be, invite a friend and join us for the Longest Night service on Monday, December 21 at 6:30pm at marysvilleumc.org, or on our Facebook page to worship and wonder at the promise of Jesus Christ’s arrival in the world.
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Hope & Home For Christmas Eve Services, Dec 24
Join us from home on Christmas Eve. We’ll gather to hear the Christmas story, to sing familiar carols, and to light candles. The love that we celebrate at Christmas connects us, even when we can’t gather. We want to share our hope with each other as we light our Christmas candles.
At 4:30 we’ll have an informal Family Christmas Eve Service, geared to our youngest worshippers.
At 7:00 there will be a Candlelight Christmas Service, which will be replayed at 11:00. Let’s proclaim the true meaning of Christmas as we worship together.
Join us at marysvilleumc.org/worshiponline or on our Facebook Page.
Reopening Team Update
Hello MUMC family. The Fabulous Reopening Team wanted to give you a quick update that we have been approved by the District Superintendent, Mark Galang, to move to Phase 2. Phase 2 really doesn't give us a lot with Washington State rolling things backwards, but it does allow us to Live Stream worship from the Sanctuary with up to 10 people and have staff meetings in person up to 5 people. We have provided a copy of the Phase 2 chart and Narrative so that you can be informed as we move slowly to reopening.
We continue to navigate this pandemic and what it means to be in community together from a distance.
Phase 2 Chart
Marysville UMC Reopening for Phase 2 Rationale