Welcome to Gainesville United Methodist Church - Where ALL Are Welcome!
We are so glad that you've found us, and we hope that you will join us for one of our Christmas worship services:
For information on our regular worship services, which resume Wednesday, December 27th please visit our Worship page.
Friday, December 15th - 6:30pm
Our Chancel Choir, along with our children's choirs and other special guests will perform a program of Christmas choral favorites on Friday evening, Dec. 15th at 6:30pm. This annual tradition is a great way to begin the countdown to Christmas, we invite you to join us!
The White House Band - Christmas Jazz Concert
Sunday, December 17th - 7pm
This concert is a wonderful opportunity to listen to some of the best musicians in the country as they come together under the direction of Dave Detwiler and celebrate Christmas with both original compositions/arrangements, as well as many of your holiday favorites! Bring a friend, bring a neighbor and let's kick off Christmas week with this wonderful concert.
Blue Christmas Service
Wednesday, December 20th - 7pm
Our regular Wednesday service will be focused on a "Blue Christmas" on December 20th. We encourage all to attend this service, as we place a special focus on those who have lost loved ones, and for whom the holiday season is an especially difficult period. In addition to our regular service, we will have an opportunity for those who have lost loved ones to place angels on our memorial tree, and our pastors and Stephen Ministers will be available for additional prayer following the service.
A Modern Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 23rd - 7:00pm
This brand new service is a modern take on the traditional candlelight Christmas service and features our acclaimed praise band leading us in worship and includes a relevant, biblical message by one of our pastors, along with Communion (where all are welcome to receive) and a candlelight response to conclude the service. A wonderful evening service if you love modern music, casual worship!
Christmas Cantata Service
Sunday, December 24th - 11:00am
We will have just one service during the morning of Christmas Eve and it will be our traditional Christmas Cantata. This wonderful service of music and reflection on the Christmas story features traditional hymns, along with special music by our Chancel Choir and special guest musicians. In place of the traditional sermon, we feature the Word of God proclaimed through our cantata, led by the choir.
Children's Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 24th - 5:00pm
This pageant is a time-honored tradition of Gainesville UMC, and is open to any and all children who would like to participate! Each child is given a brief line, the costumes are simple and the only rehearsal is the day of the pageant. Even if you don't have kids, or your child isn't participating, we encourage you to come and enjoy this wonderful worship service retelling the Christmas story in an imaginative and fun way! If you'd like to sign up your child, please email Vickie Gorgone.
Candlelight Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24th - 7:00pm & 9:00pm
These Christmas Eve services feature our Chancel Choir, a brass quintet, traditional Christmas hymns, a relevant, biblical message from one of our pastors, Communion (where all are welcome to receive) and singing Silent Night by candlelight. This warm & traditional evening is a beautiful service that will gather us together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!