Advent / Christmas
Christmas Eve Worship
Please check back soon for Christmas Eve worship times. We traditionally have early afternoon, family-oriented services, a late afternoon Contemporary service, and Traditional evening services that include communion and candlelight.
Each year, we publish a daily devotional for Advent. This is meant to be a meaningful and thought-provoking way to engage in the season. Devotional is written by James Johnson, our Director of Adult Discipleship.
Throughout December, we have a variety of offerings and events where you can engage the Christmas season in heartfelt, meaningful ways.
You can stop by the church throughout November or December to sign up to purchase a requested gift from either our Murphy-Harpst Christmas tree (hosted by United Methodist Women) or our Mission Giving Tree (hosted by Missions). We traditionally also sell poinsettias to honor loved ones and Christmas trees to support missions.
We also have several offerings for youth including a Rising Star Holiday Hoops Clinic, a 6th-12th Grade Christmas party, holiday trips and festivities for elementary kids, and Christmas in the Ark. As the season approaches, you’ll be able to find more information on these events and others by visiting our Events & Registration page.
Special Worship Services in December:
Hanging of the Greens Service
December TBD | Sanctuary
This service of carols will feature our Children’s Choirs and Handbells, along with a tapestry of text to tell the story of why we hang greenery in our homes each Advent. A reception will follow in the Watson Faith & Arts Center.
Contact: Jeanette Simpson | JeanetteS@NorthsideUMC.org
Festival of Carols
December TBD | 8:30 & 11:00AM | Sanctuary
Join us for our annual Festival of Carols as the Festival Choir, Baroque Chamber Choir, and a few special soloists join together for this unique and festive musical worship service.
Contact: Michael Devine | MichaelD@NorthsideUMC.org
UMW Christmas Communion
All women are cordially invited to take time out from the holiday preparations to focus on the true meaning of Christmas at the UMW Christmas Communion Service. Complimentary nursery is available with reservation.
Service of Hope and Healing
December TBD | Chapel
You are invited to a special time of worship and prayer designed around the healing of the loss of a loved one. During this season, our losses are sometimes heightened by the overwhelming sense of joy and happiness that is promoted around us.