A Christmas Wrapped in Love

11.10.21 | News

    Join us for Christmas Study,Worship & Holiday Events 2021 

    First United Methodist Church: Mission Valley and Ocean Beach Campuses

     

    November 28

    Wrapped in Love - A Daily Devotional

    Nov. 28 - Dec. 25 Subscribe to advent devotional 

    Subscribe and receive daily emails with reflections and stories of gifts in all forms, hope, joy and love, from the people of First United Methodist Church of San Diego.

    Virtual Angel Tree

    Now through December 12

    Put a smile on the face of a child of an incarcerated parent by participating in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. Choose a child on the web page, and your donation of $25 will purchase a gift card to be sent directly to the child.  Donate to Virtual Angel Tree

    December 1

    Unwrapping the Themes of Advent

    Pastor's Bible Study | Wednesdays, Dec.  1 - 22 | 10:30-11:30 AM  |  Mission valley, Linder Hall  &  Zoom   RSVP for zoom invite

    Rev. Trudy leads an Advent Bible Study that unwraps some of the deeper meanings of the nativity story. Using the familiar story as a launchpad to other biblical passages, we will explore themes of God’s call, biblical dreams as a means of seeing new possibilities, reversals in scripture, and God’s reach as it expands to care for those beyond the fold and speak to nations across the world. Rev. Trudy will include inspiration from the arts to see these themes in a different light. This study meets in person in Linder Hall and, for our online community, via zoom.

    December  5

    Heaven and Nature Sing

    Sunday, Dec. 5 | 7 PM | Sanctuary | in-person and live-stream | Offering More details

    Music Series presents Christmas Melodies: Merry and BrightAn eclectic musical program of seasonal offerings, including audience participation, featuring First Church Vocal Quartet: Amy Mein, Soprano. Patricia McAfee, Mezzo-Soprano. Timothy Simpson, Tenor. Christopher Stephens, Bas with Jaebon Hwang, Collaborative Artist. Free childcare by advance reservation: 619-297-4366

    Alternative Christmas Gift Fair

    Sundays, Dec. 5 and 12 | 10 - 11 AM | Linder Patio & online   more details

    You are invited to "purchase" symbolic gifts which will fund our Ministries of Compassion and Justice work. We will give you a gift card to give your loved one, and the price of what you would have spent on more stuff will enable amazing things to happen for others.  Our online Alternative Christmas Gift Fair is open now through Christmas.

    DECEMBER 8

    Holiday-themed Midday Pipes

    12:15 - 1 PM  |  Sanctuary  and live-stream More details

    A seasonal organ concert by Jason Klein-Mendoza, Organist, St. James' Episcopal Church, South Pasadena. Holiday program includes audience participation.

    December 10

    Polar Express Movie Night

    5:30 - 7:30 PM |  Linder Patio  More details

    Students 1st teens host children (preK – grade 5) for an evening of fun, fellowship and a Christmas movie favorite, Polar Express, allowing parents to enjoy a night out or just a break. Outdoors on the patio, BYO blanket or sleeping bag, snacks, and masks are a must.

    December 11

    Christmas ExtraVaganza

    10 AM - 12 PM |  OCEAN BEACH CAMPUS - canceled

    Christmas fun for preschool and elementary students: Christmas cookies, gift-making, and viewing a Christmas movie so parents can get away for last- minute Christmas shopping!

    December 11

    A Family Christmas Celebration

    1  - 3 PM |  Linder Hall, Mission Valley  RSVP by Dec. 10 

    Cost Adults: $15/Children 12 and under: $5
    If you have problem registering online, please call the church office and register over the phone: 619-297-4366

    Christmas carols. Music entertainment by “Martin Luther King Community Choir”. Christmas games for all ages. Tea, coffee and snacks.
    Hosted by the united methodist women

    December 15

    Midday Gathering Christmas Luncheon

    12 PM |  King's fish house  RSVP by Dec. 13

    Join in lunch together at King’s Fish House (825 Camino De La Reina, San Diego, CA 92108). Bring your most festive self and the cost to cover your food.

    December 19 - 25

    The Journey of Christmas 

    daily | 8:30  - 5 PM |  a pilgrimage through the Mission Valley campus more details

    We remember Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem with a pilgrimage on the Mission Valley campus. A self-guided, mapped, route takes you to 12 places to pause for reflection.

    December 19

    Blue Christmas Service

    4 - 5 PM |  Mission Valley, trotter chapel  More details

    For those experiencing the loneliness and isolation that comes with losing a loved one. A service that reflects on a message of hope and God’s love during this difficult season.

    December 24

    Christmas Eve at First Church in Mission Valley

    with candle lighting and singing of Silent Night. If you can't join us in person, watch the services live-streamed on YouTube.

    5 PM  |  Christmas Pageant  & Candle Lighting  |  mission valley Sanctuary

    The Christmas story experienced in song, reading, nativity scene and candle lighting.
    Childcare  available for infants through pre-school 

    7 PM  |  Lessons, Carols & Candle Lighting  |  Mission Valley Sanctuary

    Arrive 15 minutes early for an extended organ prelude, then experience the Christmas story through choral Music by the Jubilee Singers. Congregational singing and inspiring message. End the service with candle lighting and singing of Silent Night. Childcare  available for infants through pre-school 

    9 PM  |  Lessons, Carols & Candle Lighting  |  Mission Valley Sanctuary

    Arrive 15 minutes early for an extended organ prelude, then experience the Christmas story through choral Music by the Chancel Choir. Congregational singing and inspiring message. End the service with candle lighting and singing of Silent Night. 

    Christmas Eve with Water's Edge in Ocean Beach

    7 PM | Ocean Beach Sanctuary  MORE DETAILS

    Celebrate the Christmas story with family and friends. Christmas carols, a story-time for kids of all ages, candle lighting as we sing Silent Night. Afterwards enjoy coffee and hot cocoa outside in the courtyard.