Celebrate at One of 5 Christmas Eve Services
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church and Christians around the world celebrate the season of Advent beginning Sunday, December 2, 2018. Throughout the month, we’ll follow the theme of “Names for the Messiah,” based on the book by the same name by author Walter Brueggemann. This powerful book looks at Isaiah 9:6, in which the prophet gave us four royal titles – Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace — for Jesus, the Messiah. On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, we welcome the Christ Child, Jesus, at five worship services.
One Modern Service
At 6 pm, the Ignite team offers a modern Christmas Eve Candlelight service in the chapel.
Special Family Afternoon Service
At 3 pm in the sanctuary, we offer a Family Service, which includes a Blessing of the Babies. Bring your nativity set’s baby Jesus for a special blessing. We’ll also bless your own babies if you so desire.
Three Traditional Candlelight Services in the Sanctuary
Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve services are at 5, 7 and 9 pm. All are in the sanctuary.
Children’s, youth and adult choirs as well as handbell groups perform, accompanied by strings, organ, piano and other instruments.
Childcare is available at all services except 9 pm.
Join us as we welcome the Christ child, Jesus, the hope of the world.
Please note: The church office will be closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, January 1, 2019.
Family Friendly Christmas Events at PVUMC
Throughout the month of December, we offer several ways to experience Christmas. On Sunday, December 9, at 6 pm, we invite you to our PVUMC Christmas Concert, where all of our musical ensembles and choirs perform. This is part of our Community Concert Series 2018-2019. Click here to read more and register.
On Friday, December 14 at 6 pm, families with children are invited to Christmas Wonderland in the Fellowship Center, featuring The Star Movie. On Sunday, December 2, our littlest singers, the Mini-Singers, perform a Christmas concert after the 9:30 am worship Service.
All of these are FREE events, so please join us, and invite a friend!