Join us during this joyous season as we prepare for and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.
REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR
Follow the reverse advent calendar to collect a different item each day to donate to the West Chester Food Cupboard. Each Sunday in Advent and on Christmas Eve, bring the items you have to church and put them in the boxes provided in the Gathering Area. Click here for a pdf of the calendar that you can download and print.
POINSETTIA ORDERS/GIFTS TO MISSION
Order a poinsettia to help decorate the church in honor or in memory of a loved one. Cost of each plant is $12. Orders must be placed by December 11. Poinsettias can be picked up in the Sanctuary at the conclusion of the 7 pm Christmas Eve service, or can be delivered to a home-bound member.
You can also give a donation to the South District Mission project, "Abundant Life Locally and Globally", which supports the new life skills program at the Mpasa Clinic DRC, as well as new ministries in Chester PA. Order cards are available in the Gathering Area.
ADVENT SERMON SERIES AND STUDY
"Names for the Messiah"
The study will include readings from Walter Bruggemann's book, music from Handel's Messiah, video, and discussion. Books are available in the Gathering Area for $10 or on Kindle for $8. There are several study groups to choose from.
Women's Bible Study:
Wednesdays at 9:30 am December 4 & 11 or
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm Dec 4-18.
Wednesday Night Live:
Wednesdays at 6:45 pm, November 20 - December 18
Adult Sunday School Classes:
10:00 am, December 1-22
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT
The West Chester Band and the Chancel Choir of the United Methodist Church of West Chester present:
The Sounds of the Season
Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm
at the United Methodist Church of West Chester
Adult: $10 Senior/Student: $7 Children Under 6: Free
Tickets available in the Gathering Area.
CHRISTMAS FEST 2019
"Christmas in the City"
Saturday, December 14
One night only! Come for a delicious four course dinner and festive music performed by our Cross Connection Youth Choir.
Advance tickets are required for this fundraising event and can be purchased in the Gathering Area on Sunday mornings or through the church office. Get yours now before it sells out!
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Dec. 15, at 4:30 pm in the Chapel. This service is for those who are mourning a significant loss this year. There will be communion, singing, and candle lighting in remembrance.
2019 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
We hope that you will join us for worship as we celebrate and share in the message of the birth of Jesus Christ. We will have four services on Christmas Eve.
1:00 pm Worship and Communion Service- A simple communion service. Perfect for those who have evening commitments or do not drive at night.
4:00 pm Family Candlelight Service- Music will be presented by The Hope, Cherub and Junior Choirs. Other special traditions include a carol sing and “Christmas Cheers.”
7:00 pm Candlelight Lessons and Carols- The Chancel Choir, Cross Connection, and The Carillon Choir will provide special Christmas music with the singing of carols as the Christmas story unfolds through the Scriptures. Experience the beauty of the season through candlelight and music!
11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Service- This meaningful candlelight Communion service will be enhanced with music from a vocal ensemble and instrumental music. The service will end with the “Ringing in of Christmas” at midnight.