As we begin the Christian Year, we also celebrate the Holy Season known as Advent. It is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Messiah. Advent means “Coming.” We celebrate these days of Advent in expectation and preparation for Christ’s arrival. Through the centuries, Christians have observed a time of waiting and expectation before celebrating the birth of the Savior at Christmas. The Advent season is a time for reflection and preparation. Advent proclaims the revelation of God’s love as expressed in Christ’s birth in a humble stable, His sacrificial death on the cross, and His victorious resurrection! It points to the hope of Christ’s coming again as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Advent makes innkeepers out of all of us, asking each of us to make room for the arrival of Christ The King. Let us, today, prepare Him room in our hearts, our lives, and our homes.
Please look at the scheduled events listed below and prayerfully consider which activities can enrich your holiday season.
Sunday, December 3 - Choir Christmas Cantata - Peace Has Come
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Worship Services
Join us as the Chancel Choir presents the cantata “Peace Has Come”. It will be presented in both worship services. We will follow the journey of those who experienced that first Christmas night. What started with fear and concern resolves into the story of peace, and we learn that we can find peace and embrace the Giver of Abundant Life
Friday, December 8 — Winter Wonderland 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Children's Ministries of Seabrook United Methodist Church invites you for a night of fellowship and fun. Join us for Christmas caroling around the tables, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, photo opportunities, story of Christ's birth, Santa Claus and more..
Friday, December 8 — Youth Holiday Hooplah 8:15 p.m.
This is an overnight, multi church bash for youth. We start here at the church and head to Friendswood UMC for games and mixers. Then move to First UMC Pasadena at 11);; pm for dinner, Worship with Brandon Williams' band and laughter with Jonnie W., a comedian. It finishing at the Main Event.
Sunday, December 10 — Gingerbread House 10:00 a.m.
Children are invited to make a gingerbread house during the Sunday Schoo hourl.
Sunday, December 17 — Children's Christmas Program
— “A Country Christmas with a City Twist-mas” — 10:00 a.m.
Through this humorous and heartfelt musical, you will follow siblings Hannah Grace and Will on a holiday adventure in which they leave the big city for a Christmas family reunion with their lovable--but strange--country cousins. Together, the two experience culture shock, mishap, laughter, and ultimately joy when they realize that God's love in the birth of Christ is what brings families together.
Sunday, December 17 — Youth Christmas Party 5:00–7:00 p.m.
We will be having a white elephant gift exchange but please keep it reasonable and less than 20 dollars. JT, our youth director will supply the Turkey and Ham. Please RSVP with how many any your family will be joining us and what side dishes/desserts you can bring. Call or text JT at 903.306.9598 for more information
Sunday, December 17 — Christmas Caroling
— 5:00 p.m.
While you may not be singing for your supper (as some carolers in days of old did), there is nothing like a good evening of caroling to lift your spirits and get you in the holiday mood. Christmas should be a time of joy and goodwill. What better way is there to celebrate the holiday spirit than by serenading your fellow men and women with the beautiful sounds of your favorite Christmas Carols? Join us at the church for warm-up before we go out and spread Christmas cheer to those in our congregation and community. after caroling, we will have refreshments back in the Fellowship Hall.
December 24 — One Service of Worship 10:00 a.m.
We will join together for one service of worship at 10:00 a.m. as we celebrate the coming of the newborn King.
December 24 — Christmas Eve Worship Services
4:00 p.m. - Service for Children and Families
6:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service
8:00 p.m. - Communion Service
December 31 — Sunday after Christmas
9:00 a.m. - We will begin the morning with a potluck breakfast.
Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share.
10:00 a.m. - Worship Service.