Sunday, November 23
Tuesday, December 2, 6:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 9:00am
Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm
Services every Sunday
8:30AM and 11:00AM
Sunday School   9:45AM

Events Calendar

December 02, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UMW's Annual Christmas Dinner
The Atrium

Join the United Methodist Women for a Christmas tradition!

Enjoy a delicious dinner and holiday entertainment in The Atrium.

Tickets ($13) are on sale now at The Welcome Desk, and in The Atrium Sundays, November 16, 23, and 30.



December 06, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cookie Walk & More!
Charter Hall

9:00 a.m. until sold out

Purchase homemade sweet and savory baked goods and create your own cookie assortment.

Live arrangements, bows, and other holiday decor are also available.

Benefits UMAR & PUMC Haiti Missions

Cookies:  $8/box or $15/two boxes

Bakers & Helpers are needed!  Email Wade Penny  or call her at 704.341.1680.



December 06, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Gorka in Concert
Wolfe Fellowship Hall

December 07, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancel Choir Christmas Concert
Sanctuary

Under the direction of Adam M. Ward, Chancel Choir and orchestra will perform Gloria by Francis Poulenc and The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Russell Bennett.

 



December 14, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children's Ministry Christmas Pageant
Sanctuary

Celebrate the season with our children as they present the Christmas story.

All children are invited to participate!

The Christmas Pageant will begin at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. 

Children are welcome to come dressed as Joseph, Mary, Wise Men, Sheep, Cows, etc.

Mary & Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem - Charter Hall
Following the pageant children and families will celebrate the birth of Jesus in the Annex.  There will be the opportunity for crafts, a family mission project, and of course enjoying some cookies!

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

 

Questions?  Email Anna Smith or call her at 704-714-9373.



December 14, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mary & Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem

All children are invited to participate!

The Children's Christmas Pageant will begin at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary. 

Children are welcome to come dressed as Joseph, Mary, Wise Men, Sheep, Cows, etc.

Mary & Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem - Charter Hall
Following the pageant children and families will celebrate the birth of Jesus in the Annex.  There will be the opportunity for crafts, a family mission project, and of course enjoying some cookies!

 

Questions? Email Anna Smith or call her at 704-714-9373.

To register for Mary & Joseph's Journey to Bethlehem, submit the form, below:

Parent's Name:
Email Address:
Please list children's names and ages:
Snacks will be served. If your child has food allergies, please list their name and type of allergy.


December 21, 2014 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sanctuary

On December 21 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services of worship, we will have our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presented by our Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Providence Handbell Ringers. This year’s service will feature music by Ord, Jennings, Biebl, Lauridsen, and Hovland performed with choir, handbells, organ, and harp.  harp and cello.

In 1880, E.W. Benson, then Anglican Bishop of Truro, England, composed a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, based on ancient sources, for Christmas Eve. In 1918 it was adapted for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by its Dean, Eric Milner-White, who also wrote The Bidding Prayer. The Blessing after the Lord’s Prayer, added by Milner-White, was first included in its present form in 1930.

The Nine Lessons given this morning have been customarily used in recent years at King’s College, Cambridge. The scripture lessons lead followers of Christ from the fall of mankind to mankind’s ultimate salvation through Christ. Each carol is chosen to illuminate the scripture lesson that precedes it.

In this service, we connect to a century of liturgical tradition and celebrate the journey from Advent to Christmas in a very special way.

Plan now to attend this favorite service of the Providence UMC year and bring friends and family.



December 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service of The Longest Night
Sanctuary

Held on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, this service is an offering of consolation and hope for many who move through the holidays with great difficulty due to divorce, grief, loss of employment or illness.

The service will conclude with an invitation to light a candle as a sign of hope.

The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  A nursery is provided.

All are invited to be a part of this special service of hope and healing, and this is a wonderful time to invite a friend to share in this meaningful experience.

Questions?  Email Rev. Bill Jeffries or contact the church office at 704.366.2823