Worship

Herndon UMC offers a variety of service times and styles. During all worship services, the Nursery is available for children under 3 years old.  Also on Sundays (September through May), children (age 3 through 6th grade) are invited to KIDS Club. 

Learn more about the different worship services here. 

In the Summer, June - Labor Day

If you have missed a Sunday or will be away and want to hear the Sunday message, you can listen to the messages on SoundCloud.  Just follow the link below or go to the Sermon Library under Be Empowered on the main menu.

Sermon Library on SoundCloud.

 


 

Poinsettias

It is our tradition to decorate our worship and fellowship spaces with Poinsettias at Christmas. Everyone is invited to participate by purchasing a poinsettia in memory of or in honor/celebration of someone special to you. You can fill out the insert found in Sunday's bulletins or go online to place your order. A special list of all donors will be in the bulletin on December 22.

Blue Christmas -- Dec 19

Blue Christmas, or Longest Night, is an Advent worship service often held on December 21, the longest night of the year.

The service acknowledges that, for many people, Christmas is a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation, sadness. It offers a way for people to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God.

All are welcome into this safe space.

Christmas Eve 2019

On Christmas Eve, Herndon UMC will offer four different opportunities to celebrate the coming of the Christ child.

4pm -- "Pop Up Pageant" Service for Kids and Families

Join Herndon UMC's Children's Ministry for a delightful and participatory telling of the Christmas story. This service, held in the Sanctuary, is definitely kid-friendly.

5pm -- Modern Communion Service

Join the Connection Band for candlelight and communion along with uplifting praise music and carols. This service is held in the Doe Fellowship Hall.

9pm -- Traditional Communion Service

Looking for something more traditional, this service offers music led by our wonderful Wesley Choir. There will also be handbells, communion and candlelight. This service is usually packed with people, so you might want to come early.

11pm -- Songs, Stories and Fellowship

This is a new way of gathering with others of faith for Christmas Eve. Acoustic music, a reading of the Christmas Story, and time for fellowship with those present until midnight when Christmas arrives.

Merry Christmas!

Longing for Something Real--Advent 2019

During Advent, the sermon series is titled "Longing for Something Real". Life is filled with searches--on the web, for lost things, and sometimes for something greater. At this time when we are expecting a Savior, God knows exactly who we are looking for. The prophecies that foretell the coming of Jesus are reminders of how God is working to bring us the love and light we so desperately crave.

This Advent, we'll look for these reminders of who the Messiah will be, trusting that Jesus is journeying with us, meeting us along the way. In this season, especially, there are many ways to offer your gifts and talents. Check the Connection Corners and here on herndonumc.org for opportunities. There will also be an exciting new look for the 10:30am worship service, and lots of great music all around. In particular, you won't want to miss Herndon UMC's annual Christmas Orchestra at the 9am service on December 22 which includes talented musicians from throughout our community.

Volunteer for Worship

If you are looking to get more involved, please contact the Office Manager about opportunities to serve in worship as a liturgist, usher, greeter, acolyte or communion assistant.