Christmas 2022

Celebrate the Season with Us!

A remarkable thing happened that first Christmas.  Jesus was born as Emmanuel, “God with us.”  At First United Methodist Church, we believe God is still with us, bringing hope, joy, love and peace – in all circumstances.  This Christmas season, join us to dive deeper into the meaning of Christmas.  Learn more about God’s love for you and your family!  Come celebrate with us!

Christmas in the Round

Allegro Orchestra Lancaster

Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm

Music in the Round – a unique way to enjoy the joyful music of Allegro.  Somewhere between a concert and a cocktail party, this less than 60-minute performance “in the round” is preceded by a festive reception featuring desserts and beverages.  Christmas in the Round features the chamber, or small Allegro Orchestra Lancaster under the direction of FUMC's Brian Norcross.  Christmas favorites are presented with intimate, close seating in the beautifully decorated Celebration Center.  FUMC discount of $5, use FUMC coupon code.


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Gingerbread House Event

Saturday, December 3, 12-2 pm

Join us for this seasonal family favorite! All supplies for the Gingerbread House provided.  Enjoy our fun photobooth for pictures with your completed Gingerbread House!

Gingerbread house - $3

2 slices of pizza and beverage - $2

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The Music of Christmas

"Night of the Father's Love" by Pepper Choplin

FUMC Chancel Choir, Full Orchestra, under the direction of Brian Norcross

Sunday, December 11, 8:15 and 10:45am


All of the mystery, the awe, and the palpable excitement of that night are imaginatively captured in a Christmas mosaic that combines fragments of the familiar with a unique perspective in word and music. "Night of the Father's Love" skillfully guides the listener through the Christmas story, as though hearing it again for the first time. Narrators interject with familiar scripture passages and personal reflections, while an intriguing array of musical styles that range from an energetic Celtic style to a simple folk melody and the lush imagery of a ballad all beautifully express the essence of Christmas: the gift of the Father's love.


Contemporary Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 11, 9:30 AM


Allegro:  A City in Song

Saturday, December 17

3:00pm Matinee and 7:30pm Evening Show

Christmas favorites presented by the full Allegro Orchestra Lancaster and 60 voice chorus, under the direction of FUMC's Brian Norcross.  FUMC discount of $5, use FUMC coupon code.


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Caroling and Cocoa

Sunday, December 18, 6pm

Join us for a stroll around downtown Lancaster, singing your favorite carols.  After caroling, warm up with cookies and cocoa bar. 


Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24, 4, 7 and 10pm

7pm Livestream

Candlelight, Choirs and Carols!


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