Come Join in Worship on Christmas Eve at 5 pm and 9 pm
“A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched.” –John 1:5 (VOICE)
This Christmas, our fervent prayer is to see the inbreaking of light through the darkness. Light, no matter how dim or bright, is a source of seeing, of comfort, and of hope. May we see the light, may we know the light, and may we be the light this Christmas.
5 PM | Sanctuary
Family Christmas Eve Service with kid-friendly “candle” light and a pop-up Christmas pageant.
9 PM | Sanctuary & Live-Stream
Candlelight service with bells, choir, Holy Communion in the Sanctuary. This service will be live-streamed to Herndon UMC’s YouTube channel.
The 7 PM outside service has been canceled due to the forecasted extreme cold. If you would like to receive a Christmas blessing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a communion kit at home. Alternatively, take-home communion kits can be picked up from Herndon UMC at 7 PM on Christmas Eve.
Events that you won’t want to miss during Advent and the Christmas Season:
A Christmas Service of Grief, Remembrance & Grace — Wednesday, 12/21 at 7:30 pm. This service acknowledges the space that grief leaves in our heart while simultaneously remembering that we worship a God who is with us in the darkest of times. In person and on YouTube.
Join us for worship on Christmas Eve. Three different services to choose from at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Learn more here!
Worship from home or from wherever you find yourself on Christmas morning. This video only worship service will premiere at 10 am and be available anytime thereafter on youtube.com/herndonumc.
There will be one, all together service on 1/1 (No 5pm service.) Find it in person or online.
Share in the poinsettia celebration this Advent season by making a contribution in memory or in honor of a loved one of friend. A special listing of donors will be available on Christmas Eve.
Save the dates 1/7 & 1/8 to celebrate Epiphany with Herndon UMC! There will be three presentations of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” with Epiphany activities for all ages. Admission is free (donations gladly accepted)! Learn more here!
HHS Madrigals and students from HHS and HMS instrumental groups will perform a benefit concert in the Herndon UMC Sanctuary. The concert is free. Donations to support a Rise Against Hunger food packing event at Herndon High School in the Spring of 2023 will be gratefully accepted.
It’s not too late to sign up! Music is now available. Middle and high school instrumentalists along with adults from the community provide Christmas music for the 10am worship service. Click to learn more. Donations for Rise Against Hunger will be collected during the service, as well.
Stay after 10 am worship to make an Advent Wreath for your home or for a friend or neighbor! There will be hot chocolate, Christmas music, and warm company while crafting. Bring greens to share and drop them off in the Fellowship Hall before worship. Helpers wanted for set-up too!