Advent Season 2021
2021 Christmas Eve Worship Options
Friday, December 24th, 2021
Please join us for our Christmas Eve candlelight service!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2021
FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE—5:00 PM
This worship service is planned with families (especially those with small children) in mind. Those who attend this service are strongly encouraged to wear a mask as a way to protect the children who attend, who are still not able to be fully vaccinated. Child safe light will be used in place of traditional flame candle.
CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP SERVICE—7:00 PM
Blended style worship service will include hymns as well as praise songs.
Traditional flame candles will be used.
ONLINE WORSHIP (EmilieUMC on Facebook) – 7:00 PM
Online Candlelight Worship Service*
*Online services will premier at designated time, and can then be viewed at your convenience after premiere ends.
Church Facebook page – Emilie UMC
Please be prepared with a light of your choosing.
As the holiday approaches we welcome you to worship where you feel most comfortable. There are now many options to be a part of our worship services and we are excited to be reaching people with God’s word, both near and far with our online presence. Whether you come in person or enjoy worship from the comfort of your home, we want to wish you and your family a very merry & blessed Christmas!
2021 Advent Daily Devotional
To prepare your hearts for Christmas we have a daily devotional. It will be posted daily on our Emilie Facebook page, you can pick up a copy from the table in the Nathex or view/print your own using the link below.
2021 Advent Mission Collections
Each year we do a 4 week collection of various items to help support the community around us. Please see the information below on what will be collected each week and when the items can be dropped off.
Week 1: Sunday, November 28th – First Sunday in Advent: LOVE
Mission Focus: Spread love to children with new toys distributed through our Toys for Tots collection.
Week 2: Sunday, December 5th – Second Sunday in Advent: JOY
Misson Focus: Spread the joy of Jesus to our Emilie shut-ins and the children connected to Emilie through the schools that use our building, with a collection of Candy canes, Individually wrapped candy, and Small store bought tins of cookies
Week 3: Sunday, December 12th – Third Sunday in Advent: PEACE
Mission Focus: Spread peace by writing Christmas cards to shut-ins and other members of our Emilie family. Donations of stamps are greatly appreciated!
Week 4: Sunday, December 19th – Fourth Sunday in Advent: HOPE
Mission Focus: Spread hope through the collection of nonperishable food items to feed the hungry.
2021 Advent Family Night- Sunday, December 5th at 5:30PM
Come together with your church family, for a time of eating cookies, making crafts & singing carols.
As we honor our Mission statement to “Serve people through Christ” this Christmas season, we are once again blessing families in our church and community through our Share A Christmas program.
Donation envelopes can be found on the special giving tree in the Narthex. Donations deadline – December 19th.
Thank you for staying faithful during this difficult time and continuing to give.