Holiday Worship Schedule at FUMC

Sunday, December 23

Fourth Sunday of Advent:

Hope for God’s Love

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship

10:00 a.m. Las Posadas Celebration

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve

The Light of Christ

Holy Communion, Carols, and Candlelight at all services

30-minute organ recital precedes each service

4:00 p.m. Blended Worship Service

7:00 p.m. Service of Reflection and Joy

11:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & Chancel Ringers in Worship

Sunday, December 30

First Sunday after Christmas


10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary

Carols of Christmas


Sunday, January 6, 2019


Regular Worship Schedule Resumes

9:00 a.m. Perceptions Worship

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 a.m. Classic Worship

Begin 2019 with Worship and Holy Communion

Advent Organ Recitals & Lunches

Recitals begin at 12:00 noon on Wednesdays in December. Join us for the half-hour concert and lunch on December 5, 12, and 19. Ray Wiggs, Organist at First UMC, Champaign is playing on December 5; Jonathan Young, Music Director and Organist at Holy Cross Catholic Church is playing on December 12; and Judy Webb, Organist is playing on December 19.

Bring your sack lunch or order a box lunch ($9.00) from the church, (217) 356-9078 by noon on Tuesdays. Come and join in hearing some wonderful organ music!

Las Posadas Celebration - December 23

10:00 – 10:45 am All Church Event:

Las Posadas Celebration

All ages welcome

We will learn about how Mary and Joseph were turned away by the inn and how Jesus was born in a manger.  We will have treats and hot drinks, and the children can break piñatas and dress up as part of the manger.  K-5th Grade Sunday School and 6th-12th Grade Sunday School will attend Las Posadas for Sunday School that day.