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 Sunday, December 30th please visit our Worship page.

 

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 8th - 8:00-10:30am

Join us for this wonderful community event on December 8th! Breakfast is served and we'll have crafts and activities for children of all ages. We also will have a wonderful re-telling of the Christmas story, plus Santa will stop by to take photos with children! For more information, please contact the church office.


Christmas Cantata Service

Sunday, December 16th - 11:00am

Our 11:00am service on Sunday, Dec. 16th 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. Our 8:00am & 9:30am services that day will be our normal worship services, including a sermon.


Christmas Concert, Featuring The White House Band

Sunday, December 16th - 7:00pm

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 19th - 7:00pm

Our regular Wednesday service will be focused on a "Blue Christmas" on December 19th. 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 care team will be available for additional prayer following the service.

 

A Modern Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 23rd - 7:00pm

This Christmas Eve 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!

 

Children's Christmas Pageant

Monday, December 24th - 3:00pm

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 our pageant coordinator, Vickie Gorgone.


A Modern Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24th - 5:00pm

This Christmas Eve 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!


Candlelight Christmas Eve

Monday, 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!