Centering Prayer
Tuesdays, 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: Tuesdays, during Advent (beginning December 5)
Led by Margaret Johnson, meets in the Center for Spiritual Formation at FUMC

Do you have trouble focusing? Do you have a monkey mind that jumps from your to-do list at work, to your kid’s soccer schedule and what’s for dinner tonight when you try to pray? Are you in need of releasing your daily cares and distractions? Are you in need of quiet? Learn how to center yourself in the presence and love of God.

Advent Opportunity to “Be Still and Know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
Tuesdays during Advent (December 5 – 19)

You are invited to find your quiet center each Tuesday during Advent from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Aldrich Chapel. You can come and go as you wish, read, journal, pray with the Stations of the Cross, or simply sit and rest. Facilitated by Margaret Johnson. For more information, contact Cherri Johnson, Director of Spiritual Formation, at cherri@firstmethodist.org or 383-4777, ext. 249.

Christmas Eve at First Methodist
Sunday, December 24

The 8:30 AM Sanctuary Service will feature a Christmas meditation and carols and 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 9:45 AM America Street Service is our contemporary worship experience and will be held in the Conference Center. This service will feature a Christmas meditation, the America Street band, and Holy Communion. The service will end with the lighting of candles during the singing of “Silent Night.”

The 11:00 AM service will be family-oriented and will feature a retelling of the Nativity as seen from the eyes of animals at the Nativity. Rev. Brady will share a message of hope and 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 5:00 and 7:00 PM services include a Christmas meditation, Holy Communion, and will end with the lighting of candles and singing “Silent Night.” Festival Brass will provide prelude music beginning fifteen minutes prior to the service.