Advent & Christmas 2022
4pm: FAMILY SERVICE
Pageant, Glowsticks & Art Show
7pm: BLENDED SERVICE
Band, Organ & Candlelighting
9pm: FESTIVAL SERVICE
Choir, Brass, Bells & Candlelighting
11pm: TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Choir, Brass, Bells, Communion & Candlelighting
~ LIVESTREAM @ 4PM & 9PM
God Meets Us in Our Fear
The Angel Gabriel Calls & Comforts Mary
The Brass Band of Northern Virginia is returning to SPUMC during their Christmas tour! This Friday, December 9, at 7:30pm they will present a concert of Christmas music in our Sanctuary, including a Christmas singalong.
This is a fabulous ensemble composed mostly of military musicians and you can get a taste of their Christmas repertoire by visiting their Facebook page here. Tickets are just $10 to support the group and to enjoy an incredible night of music and you need to get yours ahead of time online by ordering here.
Join us on Sunday, December 11, 5-7pm for a festive evening of Christmas fun! There will be a S’mores & Hot Chocolate Bar, Live Music, Crafts, and a Live Impromptu Nativity. We’ll also be collecting winter coats (new or gently used for children & adults). Sign up for the Potluck here!
We See God in Each Other
Mary and Elizabeth connect & Mary sings the Magnificat
We Tell this Story
Luke 2:1-20 & John 1:1-14
4pm – Family Service (featuring our 2nd Grade Pageant)
7pm – Blended Service (Band & Organ)
9pm – Traditional Service (Choir, Organ, Bells & Brass)
11pm – Traditional Service (Organ, Bells, Brass & Communion)
Our 7, 9 & 11pm services will all include candlelighting
CHRISTMAS DAY: One Service at 10:45am
Children can bring a gift for Show ‘n Tell and come in PJs! And any college students who want to be readers for the service can text Rev. Ron @24-672-1321.
Note: there will be no 8am or 9:15am services.
Events & Classes
2nd Grade Christmas Pageant
One of our special traditions at SPUMC is having our 2nd graders star in the Christmas Pageant during the 4pm Christmas Eve Service. The pageants are simple: no lines to memorize and costumes are provided. There is a part for every child who wishes to participate. Click here to sign up by Sunday, December 4. There will be one rehearsal held on Sunday, December 18 at noon.
Each weekday during Advent beginning November 27, we will post a video on YouTube and Facebook of a member of our staff offering a brief devotion at 12noon. We’re looking forward to connecting with you throughout Advent.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
A 4-Week Advent Bible Study will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:15am beginning November 27 in Room 302. Each of our pastors will take a turn leading an exploration of Advent and Christmas texts from the prophet Isaiah and the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John.
FROM STABLE TO SPECTACLE: THE EVOLUTION OF CHRISTMAS
How did Christmas become the chaotic, joyful, global, wonderful, commercial-and-sacred celebration that we know today? Join Rev. Ron & Rev. Narae for a 3-week Zoom Class on Wednesdays at 7pm beginning November 30 as we explore the biblical stories, evolving liturgical traditions and cultural adaptations (and embellishments!) of the Christmas story.
Here’s the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81813280956?pwd=d1JvSExCRytoOGUrUEpLcnRXdnhDQT09
Meeting ID: 818 1328 0956
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“THE ANGELS OF CHRISTMAS”
“The Angels of Christmas” is an Advent study being offered by the Monday night women’s group. It takes a look at the various angel visits associated with Advent and Christmas. The class will meet by Zoom on Monday nights at 8:15pm beginning on December 5. If you want to sign up or have questions, contact Brenda Shields.
Serve this Advent
This Advent, we’ll be participating in three main outreach opportunities. The Angel Tree allows you to buy gifts and gift cards for various ministries, including local families and children in need. You can participate in SPAN’s Reverse Advent Calendar by filling a bag with food items to donate to Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN).