We offer many worship opportunities to help you have a holy Advent as we await the birth of Christ. If you are not familiar with First United Methodist, click here for a campus map.

Sunday, December 23:
Worship and Sunday School: Traditional services at 8:15 and 11am in the Sanctuary and Contemporary services at 9:30 and 11:20am in the Fellowship Center. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am.

Family Christmas Live: The whole family is invited to join us at 6pm in the Fellowship Center for Family Christmas Live. Come dressed as your favorite character from the nativity: angels, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, wise men/women and animals of all kinds are welcome. If you don’t have a costume, no worries – we have some to share.  There is no age-level programming or Nursery so families may participate together.

Monday, December 24 Worship Opportunities:

  • Family Candlelight Worship at 5pm in the Sanctuary*
  • Traditional Candlelight Worship at 7pm in the Sanctuary*
  • Contemporary Candlelight Worship at 9pm in the Fellowship Center
  • Holy Communion Candlelight Worship at 11pm in the Sanctuary

*Childcare available for children age six weeks to four-years-old for the Christmas Eve 5pm and 7pm services.

Sunday, December 30:
Worship and Sunday School: Traditional services at 8:15 and 11am in the Sanctuary and Contemporary services at 9:30 and 11:20am in the Fellowship Center. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am.

Monday, December 31:
Watch Night Services at 7 and 11pm in the Chapel: The Watch Night Service is John Wesley’s Covenant Service that includes Holy Communion. The Wesley Covenant is the reaffirmation of our promise to follow Jesus. Join us for a time of contemplation, renewal and worship as we close out the year and enter a new one.

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Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 686-3163
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