Special Christmas events in the Mississippi Conference

12/5/2006

The following are Advent and Christmas special events scheduled by churches in the Mississippi Conference:

 

Dec. 6

5 p.m. – Supper and Children’s Choir program, Madison St. Matthew’s UMC, info: 601-856-9581.

 

Dec. 7

5 p.m. – Tree lighting and ceremony honoring and remembering those touched by cancer; Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Avenue, Memphis; Methodist North Hospital, 3960 New Covington Pike, Memphis; Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive, Memphis; Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, 7691 Poplar, Germantown, Tenn.; Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 North Dunlap, Memphis; info: 901-516-0500.

 

Dec. 8

5 p.m. – A Christmas Treat to Hattiesburg. Visit Nazarene Church’s Trees of Christmas and Lewis’ Lights in Purvis; Byrd’s Chapel in Carriere; info: 601-772-9348.

6 p.m. – Living nativity with live animals; Baker’s Chapel UMC, 1965 Johnston Road, Hernando; info: 662-429-8856.

6-8 p.m. – Live nativity scenes; Johnston Chapel UMC in Summit; info: 601-276-3235.

 

Dec. 9

 6 p.m. – Living nativity with live animals; Baker’s Chapel UMC, 1965 Johnston Road, Hernando; info: 662-429-8856.

 6 p.m. – Hanging of the Greens; Taylor’s Chapel UMC, 154 French Road, Victoria; info: 662-551-1017 or PastorBooker2@hotmail.com.

 6-8 p.m. – Live nativity scenes; Johnston Chapel UMC in Summit; info: 601-276-3235.

 

Dec. 10

Special note: A conference-wide offering for Methodist Children’s Home will be taken. Info: 601-853-5000.

 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. – “Tidings of Comfort and Joy,” Olive Branch Maples Memorial  UMC; info: 662-895-2279.

10:55 a.m. – “Christmas Around the World” presented by Jamming for Jesus Choir of West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

10:55 a.m. – Service of Lessons and Carols featuring the Sanctuary Choir; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

4 p.m. – Congregational caroling, chili and hotdogs; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

5 p.m. – Performance by combined choirs of Clinton St. John and Jackson Wells Memorial; St. John’s UMC, 1702 Old Vicksburg Road, Clinton; info: 601-924-4265.

5 p.m. – Dinner followed by children’s Christmas musical; Columbus First UMC; info: 662-328-5252.

6 p.m. – Children’s Christmas musical; Clinton First UMC; info 601-924-6671.

6 p.m. – Living nativity with live animals; Baker’s Chapel UMC, 1965 Johnston Road, Hernando; info: 662-429-8856.

6-8 p.m. – Live nativity scenes; Johnston Chapel UMC in Summit; info: 601-276-3235.

7 p.m. – “Love Beyond Measure” choir program; Coffeeville UMC; info: 662-675-2690.

 

Dec. 11

7 p.m. – Learning Center Christmas program; Olive Branch Maples Memorial UMC; info: 662-895-2279.

 

Dec. 12

10:30 a.m. – Singspirations Christmas musical at Dugan Nursing Home; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

11:15 a.m. – Singspirations Christmas musical at Waverly Care Home; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

 

Dec. 13

5 p.m. – Birthday Gift for Christ wrap night, Madison St. Matthew’s UMC, info: 601-856-9581.

 6 p.m. – The Legend of the Christmas Flower, the Hispanic and Children’s ministries tell the symbolic meaning behind the poinsettia; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

7 p.m. – Singing Christmas Tree; Coffeeville UMC; info: 662-675-2690.

 

Dec. 15

7 p.m. – The Christmas Post play; Hawkins UMC, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg; church groups may reserve seating; info: 601-636-2242.

 

Dec. 16

7 p.m. – The Christmas Post play; Hawkins UMC, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg; church groups may reserve seating; info: 601-636-2242.

 

Dec. 17

8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Portraits of Christmas cantata, Madison St. Matthew’s UMC, info: 601-856-9581.

8:30 a.m. – Praise and Worship Christmas Celebration; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. – Sanctuary Choir Christmas cantata; Clinton First UMC; info 601-924-6671.

8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Youth and Chancel Choir special music, Olive Branch Maples Memorial UMC, info: 662-895-2279.

10 a.m. – “Bethlehem Story” choir program; Good Hope and L.L. Roberts UMCs; info: 601-943-6221.

11 a.m. – “A Ceremony of Candles” by Joe and Pamela Martin; Gulfport First UMC; info: 228-863-0047.

4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Christmas Festival music program, Jackson Christ UMC, info: 601-956-6974.

5 p.m. – 90th Annual White Christmas Pageant, Columbus First UMC, info: 662-328-5252.

5 p.m. – The Messiah presented by the Chancel Choir; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

6 p.m. – Adult and children’s choirs perform One Small Child Christmas musical; Byrd’s Chapel in Carriere; info: 601-772-9348.

6 p.m. – Las Posadas, traditional Hispanic celebration of Advent with Hispanic holiday foods; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

6:30 p.m. – Youth-led worship service, Olive Branch Maples Memorial UMC, info: 662-895-2279.

7 p.m. – The Christmas Post play; Hawkins UMC, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg; church groups may reserve seating; info: 601-636-2242.

 

Dec. 19

6:30 p.m. – Choir program; Drew UMC, 101 S. Church St., Drew; info: 662-745-8397.

7:30 p.m. — Messiah by the Mississippi Community Chorus, Jackson Christ UMC; cost $20 at the door; info: Chuck Weatherford, 601-956-6974.

 

Dec. 20

7 p.m. – Singing Christmas Tree; Coffeeville UMC; info: 662-675-2690.

 

Dec. 21

6-8 p.m. – Live Nativity; Gibson Memorial UMC in Vicksburg; info: 601-636-2605.

 

Dec. 22

9 a.m. – Deliver Adopt-a-Family; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

6 p.m. – The Tremont Charge Choir presents The Gift Goes On; Mount Olive United Methodist Church; info: 662-844-5036, ext. 218.

6-8 p.m. – Live Nativity; Gibson Memorial UMC in Vicksburg; info: 601-636-2605.

 

Dec. 23

6-8 p.m. – Live Nativity; Gibson Memorial UMC in Vicksburg; info: 601-636-2605.

 

Dec. 24

8:30 a.m. – Worship; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

8:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. – Holy Communion; Clinton First UMC; info 601-924-6671.

9:30 a.m. – Christmas Gathering; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

10 a.m. – Joint worship with Good Hope and L.L. Roberts UMCs.

10:55 a.m. – Worship; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

Noon – Christmas Eve Communion; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

3 p.m. – Bell choir at Covenant Nursing Home in Vicksburg; Gibson Memorial UMC;

info: 601-636-2605.

4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion service, Madison St. Matthew’s UMC, info: 662-895-2279.

4 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

5 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion Service; Gulfport First UMC; info: 228-863-0047.

5 p.m. – Christmas Eve service; Columbus First UMC; info: 662-328-5252.

5 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight, Communion and Carols service; West Point First UMC; info: 662-494-5133.

5 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion service; Clinton St. John’s UMC; 1702 Old Vicksburg Road, Clinton; info: 601-924-4265.

5 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Christmas Eve services; Olive Branch Maples Memorial UMC; info: 662-895-2279.

6 p.m. – Candlelight Cantata; Oak Grove UMC; info: 601-264-8850.

6 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion service; Byrd’s Chapel; info: 601-772-9348.

6 p.m. – Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight; Meridian Central UMC; info: 601-693-1521.

6 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service; Gibson Memorial UMC in Vicksburg; info: 601-636-2605.