Advent Sermon Series: "Voices of Expectation" Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
During the Advent Season, we will hear the story of Advent told from the perspective of the characters in the biblical story of the journey toward Jesus’ birth. We’ll hear their worries and longings, their hope, their peace, and their joy as they wait for God’s surprise. • December 1st: Zechariah (Luke 1:5-25) • December 8th: Mary (Luke 1:26-38) • December 15th: Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-65) • December 22nd: Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
Advent Soup Suppers: "Almost Christmas" Wednesdays during Advent from 6:00-7:30 p.m. December 4th, 11th, and 18th
Join us each week for a delicious soup supper together, followed by study groups for all ages (Preschool, Elementary School, Jr/Sr High, and Adults).
Our time together will be focused around the study series, “Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience,” written by four United Methodist pastors.Through a video clip, teaching, and discussion each week, we will explore the barriers that prevent us from experiencing an “altogether” love, hope, joy, and peace in Christ in our lives and in the world around us. The authors demonstrate the promises God offers to us that makes those longings a reality, inviting us to claim those promises for ourselves this Advent and celebrate both the already and the still to come of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Christmas Carol Sing-Along Saturday, December 8th at 4:00 p.m. We will be singing traditional Christmas Carols and other Christmas favorites, followed by Christmas Cookies, Cocoa, Hot Cider, and Coffee. A great time for fellowship, an opportunity to share our church with your friends and family, and to showcase your favorite Christmas cookie recipe!
All-Comers Christmas Pageant & Potluck Sunday, December 15th at 11:30 a.m.
Join us as we tell the Christmas story together, in full Christmas pageant regalia.We'll share a potluck lunch at 11:30, followed by the Christmas Pageant, and everyone will be included — costumes provided!The children and youth will be performing a few songs that they have been preparing for the past month.
Choir Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
On December 22nd, we will come together for one worship service at 10:30am to hear the Christmas Cantata, Christ Is Come.This joyous composition will be presented by our 12-14 voice choir.This will be a worship highlight as we celebrate Christ’s birth and proclaim Christ’s majesty!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Tuesday, December 24th
7:00 p.m.— Family Service of Lessons and Carols, with Holy Communion A service of Lessons and Carols, with a special Children’s Moment message for the little ones in our midst.This service will also include candle lighting as we remember the night of Jesus’ birth and the light of God coming into our world.
11:00 p.m.— Late Service with Holy Communion This service will be a bit more meditative and reflective than the Family Service.This service will also include candle lighting, as well as the celebration of Holy Communion.We will end at midnight, with the joy of knowing that the day of Jesus’ birth has arrived.
Moran United Methodist Church 3601 E 65th Ave, Spokane, WA 99223 | (509) 448-7102
Sunday Worship: Contemporary at 9:00am; Traditional at 10:30am