This year marks the 200th anniversary of one of the best-loved Christmas carols, Silent Night. In times that often feel contentious, our worship this season will focus on the hope of "all is calm, all is bright" - reminding us that, even today, Christ brings peace and light for the world. Join us at 8:30 or 10:50 for traditional services in the Sanctuary, and 11:03 in the Fellowship Hall for Third Space blended worship.
Saturday, December 1, 9:00-10:30 in the Fellowship Hall
The Grandmothers of AHUMC invite you for breakfast, crafts, cookie decorating, storytelling, and a visit from Saint Nick! All are welcome at this FREE event! In the spirit of giving, we will collect items for victims of domestic violence. Small, new items to stock the Safe Haven “mall” will be used for the mothers and children to “shop” for gifts for each other for Christmas. Toys, baby items, and appropriate gifts for mothers are needed. For more information, see “Santa’s Sack” at safehaventc.org
Sunday, December 2, 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. All are welcome to this free performance of our Children's and Jr. Choirs, sponsored by our Encore! Arts Ministry.
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
While the holiday season brings many joyous moments, it can be a difficult time for those who are mourning a loss of a loved one. This quiet service provides a peaceful moment of contemplation for any who wish to pause and connect with God at the beginning of December. Communion will be served.
Sunday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Our gift to the community! Come enjoy the majesty of Messiah with your friends and family as over 80 musicians perform this sacred work. There is no cost for this performance. Nursery care is available for children 3 and under.
Saturday, December 15, 9:00-noon in the Fellowship Hall
Parents, you are invited to enjoy time without kids to shop, decorate, clean or rest! We will provide Christmas crafts, snacks and games, along with a magic show by The Almost Amazing Marko for children ages 10 and under (nursery care will be provided for children who are not yet potty-trained). Cost is $20 per child/$50 family maximum, and all proceeds benefit our Youth Mission Trip this summer.
Payment (cash, check or charge) will be made at the door. Thank you!
Sunday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Relax and enjoy some of the favorite songs of the season as our Bell Conte Ringers (and additional musicians) provide a cozy concert for the whole family. Nursery care is available for children 3 and under at this free concert.
Monday, December 24
Enjoy Carols, Candles and Communion with the AHUMC church family. Services are at 5:00 p.m. (a special service for children and families); 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Alan Kerr will perform an organ concert at 10:30.