ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2022

Gingerbread Bash – Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
A fun-filled, hands-on Christmas event hosted by the FUMC Children’s Ministry for kids and families. Families will build gingerbread nativities, hear the Christmas story from the Bible and discover the life-changing gift of God’s Son, Jesus. Join us for this free event!

Lessons & Carols Service – Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary
This service is often referred to as a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and dates back to the late nineteenth century. It consists of nine scriptures followed by a carol, which reflects upon the individual text.

Respite Care Ministry invites you and your loved one living with memory loss to a special, Dementia Friendly Christmas service. Join us as we sing familiar Christmas hymns and celebrate the season together, on Tuesday, December 13th at 1:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Dothan. For more information, call 334-793-3555.

The Promise of Christmas – Sunday, Dec. 18, refreshements served at 5:30 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Join us in an evening of contemporary Christmas worship, featuring the praise band, Promise. We will also accept donations of non-perishable food items, blankets, new men’s athletic shoes, and new underwear for men, women and children to donate to The Harbor. Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share, beverages will be provided. For more details, visit fumcdothan.org.

 

 

The Longest Night – A Special Service of Remembrance – Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m.
The holidays can be especially difficult for anyone who has experienced loss Join us as we sing, pray, light candles, read scripture and remember that Christ is our Light in the deepest darkness. This service is open to everyone and anyone who has experienced loss.

We offer three different worship opportunities on Christmas Eve to suit your schedule and family.

Family Friendly Christmas Eve – 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary
Candlelight Christmas Eve – 5 p.m., in the Sanctuary
Come and Go Communion – 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel
Candlelight Christmas Eve – 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary

We’ll continue in our Advent study, The Journey of Hope, No Room for Hope?, learning how God calls us to make room in our hearts and souls for the Christ Child and His Hope to be born and shared.

Join us Christmas morning at 10 a.m. in your Christmas pajamas or other festive holiday attire, for the last sermon in our Advent Series, The Journey of Hope: Hope is Born!