Advent

We welcome you to worship with us at Germantown United Methodist Church during this season of Advent! Please see details below for all of the special events and worship services as we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ.

2022 Advent/Christmas Schedule

 

Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, November 27 | 8:30 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary
Preparation for Advent/Christmas during our traditional services.

Advent Procession

Sunday, November 27 | 5:30 pm
This evening service will mark the beginning of Advent, taking place at Germantown United Methodist Church, Germantown Presbyterian Church, and St. George’s Episcopal Church. Beginning at GUMC, the service will process to our sister churches. Join us in this unique and beautiful service, featuring scripture, liturgy, music and fellowship, to begin the Advent season.

Christmas Cookie Shoppe

Saturday, December 3 | 9:00 am – 12 Noon | Fellowship Hall
Sponsored by the United Women in Faith, this opportunity to stock up on sweets for family and friends is also a fundraiser for missions.

Journey to Bethlehem and Alternative Christmas Market

Saturday, December 3 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Hamilton Nursery
Children travel through the nativity story from angels to manger, and from shepherds to magi. At our Alternative Christmas Market, children can shop for special gifts for their families. Gifts are $5 each, with both cash and check accepted.

Germantown High School Fine Arts Winter Concert

Thursday, December 8 | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary
Germantown High School Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles share songs of the season.

Plum Pudding and Children’s Music

Sunday, December 11 | 5:00 pm | Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall
Join in this longstanding GUMC tradition with a festive reception afterward.

Hendrix College Candlelight Carol Tour

Thursday, December 15 | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
The Hendrix College Choir visits Germantown United Methodist Church for a special performance.

Community Carol Festival

Sunday, December 18 | 5:00 pm | Sanctuary
Join us for sounds of the season featuring our Chancel Choir, Matins Handbell Choir, Germantown High School Chamber Choir, and guest instrumentalists.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Presents Handel’s Messiah

Tuesday, December 20 | 7:30 pm | Sanctuary
Come and enjoy this Christmas masterpiece! Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Update: Event sold out as of December 8th!

Click here to purchase tickets through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

Children and Family Services | 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm | Sanctuary
Children help reenact the nativity in these family friendly worship services.

*Prism Worship Celebration | 6:00 pm | Owings Life Enrichment Center
Alternative worship service with candlelight, led by the Prism band.

*Child care is available! Children ages birth through pre-kindergarten are welcome in the Hamilton nursery on Christmas Eve during the 6:00 pm Prism worship celebration. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, December 20 at 12:00 pm. Click here to register for childcare.

*Festival of Lessons and Carols | 8:00 pm | Sanctuary
Candlelight service with communion.

*Child care is available! Children ages birth through pre-kindergarten are welcome in the Hamilton nursery on Christmas Eve during the 8:00 pm Festival of Lessons and Carols worship service. Registration is required, and the deadline to register is Tuesday, December 20 at 12:00 pm. Click here to register for childcare.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

Worship Service | 11:00 am
One combined worship gathering in the sanctuary.

New Year’s Day

Sunday, January 1

Worship Services | 11:00 am
Traditional worship service will be held in the sanctuary. Our Prism alternative worship celebration will be held in the Owings Life Enrichment Center (OLEC).