Below you will find a schedule for this years Advent season.  We hope you can join us!

November 27Adult Advent Study Begins

A four-week Advent study will begin on Sunday, November 27, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm both in-person and online. Dinner will be served each week at 5:00pm for $8 per adult. Kids and youth eat free. Childcare will be provided for little ones. Contact Pattye Hewitt at to register and/or to receive the Zoom link to attend online.

December 4Advent Adventure

Themed games and crafts for children of all ages from 5:00-6:30 PM at North Blvd. Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. The America Street Band will have a concert at Advent Adventure.

December 11Music Sunday

Sanctuary Service: The Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra will offer music at the 8:30 & 11:00 AM services.

America Street Service: Our band and special guests will offer seasonal selections at the 9:45 AM service.

December 11Downtown Pilgrimage

This annual event begins at 5:30 PM at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church. Join us at 4:30 PM in the Conference Center for delicious gumbo before embarking upon this event.

Pilgrimage Schedule

5:30 pm – Mt. Zion First Baptist
6:00 pm – First United Methodist
6:30 pm – First Presbyterian
7:00 pm – St. Joseph Cathedral
7:30 pm – St. James Episcopal
8:00 pm – First Baptist

December 18Travelers' Service

Going out of town, but don’t want to miss Christmas Eve at FUMC? Join your church family for the Travelers’ Service.

Children’s Travelers’ Service – 4:00 PM
Sanctuary Travelers’ Service – 6:00 PM

December 20The Longest Night Service

This service begins at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Join us for 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.

December 24Christmas Eve Worship

Children’s Service – 11:00 AM
America Street Service – 3:00 PM
Sanctuary Service – 5:00 & 7:00 PM

All Christmas Eve Worship Services will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and

Won’t be with us in-person for Christmas Eve worship services?

Pickup a Christmas Worship Kit following worship on December 11 and 18 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Ory Parish Hall, or drive-through on December 12 and 19 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the Adult Building portico. Worship Kits will have everything you need to worship with us online on Christmas Eve.