Advent 2023, Begins November 26
During the holiday season, everything looks, sounds, and smells different. The sky is dark, but the lights are bright; the air is cold, but our homes are cozy; our tables are full of favorite family treats, and our ears are full of special music. Advent is a delight for all our senses, and this is not an accident! As we experience beauty, goodness, and love through our senses, it reminds us that God is present in the physical world around us. Far from denying or shaming us for our humanness, God comes to be with us in a human body. At Christmas, we celebrate that all the world is blessed by God coming to be with us, in all our humanness.
Join us for The Sights and Sounds of Advent. The beauty and joy around us will remind us of the gifts of life and love within us, all God’s gift to us on Christmas. Advent worship begins November 26 at 9:30 am and 11 am.
MUMC Giving Tree for Ronald McDonald House
Your donation to the Ronald McDonald toy room will give parents a chance to “shop” for gifts for their children. These items are usually $30 or less and must be new in their original packaging.
The giving tree will be up on Nov 19. Unwrapped toy donations need to be dropped off at the church no later than December 3rd.
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. 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 Monday November 27
Advent Festival & Decorating of the Greens
It's time to deck the halls and prepare our church home for Christmas! On Wednesday, November 29 at 6:00 pm, EVERYONE in the church family is invited to be part of the festive work! We'll hang the greens and decorate the church Christmas trees. We'll have some crafts for the kids so that they can be part of making decorations for our space. We'll share a simple soup supper and play Christmas music while we work. This will be a fun night for all ages
Photos with Santa!
Join us for a little holiday fun, Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9:30am to 11:30am for this FREE Community Event. We'll have prepackaged breakfast goodies, crafts, music, and pictures with Santa! Don't forget to tell your friends!
Merrysville for the Holidays
Our Human Concerns group (formerly the reconciling group) invites you to join them for the City of Marysville Christmas Parade. We will be walking with our neighbors from the Sikh Temple as one group. You can participate by walking in the parade or cheering us on from the roadside. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Marysville UMC Annual Christmas Concert
Join us December 16 at 7pm 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.
Kids Club Christmas Pajama Party
On December 16 join us for a kids club pajama party during the Christmas Concert. The kids are always welcome stay in the concert or go back to the green room for a Children's Christmas gathering. Have them wear their jammies for Crafts, movie, popcorn and fun while the parents enjoy the concert. Mrs. Becky will wear her jammies too!
The Longest Night Service
The holiday season brings lots of intense emotions, both of gratitude and joy, and grief and pain. If you need a time to acknowledge grief and sadness, please come to our Longest Night worship service. At this service, we recognize that we are not alone in our loneliness, and we celebrate that Christ comes for those who are grieving, also. Sometimes our longest nights give us the ability to see the most stars. Worship with us on Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 pm.
Christmas Eve Services, December 24
Join us for Christmas Eve worship, offered at three different times. As Christmas Eve is on Sunday, our first Christmas Eve service will be at 10 am. It will be the only morning service offered that day. It will be a family-friendly service with Christmas Carols, a message for adults and children, and a chance for everyone to find their place in the nativity story. We will have a Service of Lessons and Carols at both 9 pm and 11 pm, with traditional carols and readings. All three services will close with candle light. Everyone is welcome!