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It is an amazing story that has been told for over two thousand years. On that first Christmas night, God sent His own son to earth in the form of a baby, to offer us the gift of eternal life and a relationship with Him. It truly was a holy night. The great news is that God was with us then, and He still is today! This Christmas, join us at First United Methodist Church to learn more about the Christmas story and how the baby in the stable still changes lives today!

Rediscover Christmas with Us!

New Sermon Series!  

"An Unlikely Advent:  Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story"

Sundays, December 3, 17, and 31 at 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45AM

December 24 One morning worship service at 10AM

The Music of Christmas

Sunday, December 10

8:15 and 10:45AM

Cantata performed by choir and orchestra, directed by Brian Norcross

9:30 AM

Contemporary Christmas with worship band and guest musicians, led by Brian Close

Christmas Eve Services

December 24

Morning Worship 10AM

Candlelight Services

4:00PM Service

Chancel and Chapel Choirs


soloist: John Darrenkamp

(Live Streamed)

7:00PM Service

Carol and Cherub Choirs


Soloist: Luke Harnish

(Live Streamed)

10:00PM service

Chancel and Chapel Choirs


Soloist: John Darrenkamp

Inspired by our Epic Easter Eve Worship Concerts, this year's Christmas Eve will include orchestra, choirs, soloists, projected visuals, and inspirational scenery, along with our traditional candlelight and singing of Silent Night. The orchestra and Chancel Choir will be under the direction of Brian Norcross, and the visuals and scenery by Brian Lehman.

The 4PM and 10PM music will include the Chancel Choir, orchestra and soloist John Darrenkamp. 

The 7PM service will include the youth choirs, orchestra and soloist Luke Harnish.

Christmas Eve, like you have never experienced it before, a truly Celestial Christmas Celebration!


John Darrenkamp

A member of First UMC, John has performed with the NYC Opera for nine years and the Metropolitan Opera for 22 years. His musical career has taken him around the world.

Luke Harnish

Also a member of First UMC, Luke is praised for his “luxuriant baritone” (San Diego Story). He is quickly establishing himself as a nuanced performer of opera, oratorio, and recital repertoire.