Holiday Church Office Notes

The church office will close at noon Friday, December 22 and reopen Tuesday, January 2. The Finance Office will be open Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Since the regular office will be closed during those dates, please call in advance of coming up to the church. Call 972-462-0471 and when you hear the church message, dial ext. 224. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will return your call. 

If you have a death in the family or family hospitalization, please call the Pastoral Care Emergency line (972-462-0471 and press “6”).

Click here for our Advent Devotional 2017.

Ways to Serve on Christmas Eve at FUMC Coppell.

We need more than 100 special people to help with Christmas Eve this year, as we expect nearly 2,500 to worship with us. We have some special opportunities at each of our four evening worship services: 4, 6, 8, and 11 p.m. Sign up today and help make this Christmas Eve special for both someone attending as well as for yourself. Sign up

 

Advent is upon us, a multi-sensory season in which we anticipate the birth of Christ at Christmas through, lights, décor, gifts, food, fellowship and of course festive Carols.  What would this time of year be like without the well-known music of the season?  But many of these great carols have a profound message of good news that can be missed in the midst of their familiarity.  Join us for our Advent message series – Caroling the Gospel –  in which we explore the backstory and message behind some all-time great carols, uniting music and message for a richer, more meaningful celebration of Jesus’ birth.

 Welcome to a Sacred Space

In Advent, we have the time to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the King, Jesus. And we have the hope of celebrating that the King will come again. All are invited to a come and go experience through family-friendly stations in the Sanctuary on Sundays through December 17 between services, and also during the week through December 15: 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.- noon on Friday.

A Different Kind of Giving will be held Sundays through December 17  from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Featured groups will be SERRV, Partners for Just Trade, Christ Foundry, Africa Mission, Soul Sisters for a Cause, Marfa Ministries, Scholastic Books, and more. This event is designed to let us come together as a church family to help others in need. The items will also be out during the week for everyone to view. Questions? Contact Martha Hagan at mhagan@fumccoppell.org.

Christmas Eve Pageant

Children are needed for the Christmas Eve Pageant Service at 4 p.m. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate as an angel, shepherd, or to give benediction with Pastor Tom. We will have a few acting and reading parts for children, starting with 5th graders and moving to 4th and 3rd graders if needed. All participating children must be at rehearsal on Friday, December 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

To sign up, call the church office at 972-462-0471 by Sunday, December 10 and give the name, grade and role (angel, shepherd, or devotion) of each child. In order to have this service be meaningful for all, it is extremely crucial for us to have parent volunteers. Please volunteer by contacting Kathy Braem at kbraem@fumccoppell.org.

Sunday, December 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Your cookies really can make a difference!

The much-anticipated 31st Annual FUMC UMW Cookie Jamboree is just around the corner. BUT, we can’t do it without YOU!! This is our biggest mission fundraiser of the year. Proceeds this year will go to UMW Hurricane Relief Fund. Click here to read more about this fund.

Step One: Raise your spatula! We need all of our church family to bake sweets for the Jamboree. Do you have kids looking for service hours? If they bake, we give hours!!

Step Two: Turn on your ovens! Double the dough and bake 2-3 batches of cookies/sweets and bring them in a labeled, foil lined box/tray to the church on Saturday, December 9 between 11 a.m. and1 p.m. or Sunday, December 10 by 9 a.m. (Room 302/Wesley Hall).

Step Three: Satisfy your sweet tooth! The sale is open to everyone and starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 10. Line up in Wesley Hall, pay $10 for an empty box and fill it up with sweets. Take home and enjoy!

Contact Nancy Monroe for more information.

Ready to get into the “Spirit-of-the-Season?” Bring your family and friends and join us for a sing-a-long and light-hearted celebration of all things Christmas. This annual favorite concert is presented by FUMC choirs, handbells, orchestra, and even The Table band. Plus, we’ll be having a pie raffle! The Coffee Guys have donated four pies to be raffled at Christmas Pops, so come, sign in (to get your name in the raffle), and be ready to win a pie!!

Join us for a Christmas Service for those who find the holidays to be challenging on Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda. We invite all who are facing grief, major life changes, or who are needing space to slow down to join us for a time of prayer and healing. Childcare available. Contact Katie Newsome at knewsome@fumccoppell.org with questions.

 

 

 
Christmas Eve Worship Services

11 a.m. – One worship service in Sanctuary
Lessons and Carols with candlelight (No Sunday School)

4 p.m. – Children’s Pageant in Sanctuary
Candlelight, joined by Lighthouse Church

6 p.m. – Worship service in Sanctuary
Communion and candlelight
“The First Christmas Carol Ever” – Rev. Tom Palmer

8 p.m. – Worship service in Ministry Center
Communion and candlelight
“The First Christmas Carol Ever” – Rev. Tom Palmer

11 p.m. – Worship service in Sanctuary
Communion and candlelight
“Blue Stars and Bells” a Christmas hope fulfilled -Story by Rev. John Rosenburg

Nursery available at all except the 11 p.m. service.