Christmas Season 2021

Christmas Season 2021

Manchester UMC will offer a variety of worship services, concerts and other experiences to celebrate Christmas! Come as you are and experience hope and renewal this holiday season!

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Friday, November 26

Christmas Tree Lot
Open Daily 9a-9p

Location: 14380 Manchester Road, Manchester

Opens Friday, Nov. 26 and closes on or before Dec. 23, depending on supply.

Located west of Highway 141 in the parking lot of the Manchester Athletic Association. Learn more.

Saturday, November 27

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Hanging of the Green
Saturday, November 27, 4p

Location: Sanctuary

This is an in-person opportunity to gather as we worship and decorate the Sanctuary for the Christmas season. Watch this service.

Childcare will be available.

Note: There will be no Chapel worship service this day.

Sunday, November 28

Children’s Advent Kickoff
Sunday, November 28, 4-7:30p

Location: Fellowship Hall

Families are invited to this in-person Advent Kickoff event! Make an “Advent in a Box” and watch the movie “The Star” (the nativity story told from the animal perspective) with a pizza dinner.

Sunday, December 19


Christmas at Manchester Concert
Sunday, December 19, 7p

Location: Sanctuary

Celebrate Christmas with wonderful holiday music presented by Manchester UMC’s Cantate Youth Choir and the Chancel Choir! Seating will be limited. Tickets are $10 each. Learn More.

Tuesday, December 21

Blue Christmas
Tuesday, December 21, 7p

Location: Sanctuary

Christmas is not a joyful time for everyone. Sometimes there is grief and sorrow. Sometimes, the images of family celebrations, homes filled with light and joy, and other Christmas traditions trigger that grief. This service names these feelings and allows space to experience the range of emotions that can come with the holidays.

Friday, December 24

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Christmas Eve Services
Friday, December 24

Choose from four unique Christmas Eve services:

  • 2p – Online Service
  • 4p – Family Service (In-person Only)
  • 6p – Modern Service (In-person Only)
  • 8p – Traditional Service (In-person Only)

Experience the online service any time after 2p through Facebook or this website. In-person worship will be in the Sanctuary. Childcare will be available at the 4p and 6p services.

Saturday, December 25

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Come-As-You-Are Christmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 11a

Location: Historic Chapel

This come-as-you-are service will be casual as we gather in person to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

This is a family worship weekend. Children and youth worship with their families.

Sunday, December 26

Hanging of the Green

Worship Service
Sunday, December 26, 10a

Location: Sanctuary

This service will continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and prepare for the new year ahead. Participate in-person or online through Facebook or this website.

This is a family worship weekend. Children and youth worship with their families. PRAYground will be available.

December 2021


Season of Giving

As COVID continues to have an impact on our world, we are committed to keeping our church and community safe during this “season of weirdness” and to work with our partner agencies in ways that best support our mission and the needs of their clients. 

This year, in lieu of White Gifts Sunday, Manchester UMC will be supporting agencies and ministries through our above and beyond giving with the Christmas Missions Offering.   Donate Now!

Sunday, January 2

Merry Organ Concert
Sunday, January 2, 7p

Location: Sanctuary

Enjoy an in-person Christmastide evening of organ and vocal music to celebrate the season. Classic holiday favorites and carols will be featured, including “O Holy Night”. Learn More.

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