Taize – A Service of Worship, Music and Prayer
Wednesday evenings November 28, December 5, 12, 19
Aldrich Chapel of FUMC at 5:30 AM-6:00 PM
The Taize style of Worship creates an atmosphere for prayer and contemplation as it blends music, scripture, song, and silence in harmony with God’s presence and grace. Gathered in the presence of Christ, the community sings rhythmic, uncomplicated songs allowing the presence of God to become tangible, real and life-affirming. Join us Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:00 PM in the Aldrich Chapel of FUMC.
The Longest Night
Thursday, December 20
Sanctuary at 7:00 PM
On one special night in December, we celebrate the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. We host a service of healing, hope, and encouragement at this time as a reminder that even on the darkest day, Christ comes to offer light into our world. This service speaks particularly to persons who have had a difficult year and to all of us who have spoken concerns and needs.
Monday, December 24
Our 11:00 AM Family-oriented Sanctuary Service will feature a retelling of the Nativity as seen from the eyes of animals at the Nativity. The service will end with the lighting of candles and singing Silent Night. Festival Brass will provide prelude music beginning fifteen minutes prior to the service.
The 3:00 PM America Street Service is our contemporary worship experience and will be held in the Conference Center. This service will feature a Christmas meditation, the band will lead us in worship, and Holy Communion will be served. The service will end with the lighting of candles during the singing of Silent Night.
Our 5:oo and 7:00 PM Sanctuary Services include a Christmas meditation and Holy Communion. The service will end with the lighting of candles and singing Silent Night. Festival Brass will provide prelude music beginning fifteen minutes prior to the service.