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Advent 2020

Season of Advent

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians.

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new
beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

The Christmas season begins at sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and lasts until Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). This period is popularly referred to as “the twelve days of Christmas.”

A list of the events, activities, services, and volunteer/giving opportunities at First Church this Advent season are listed below. In addition, a daily reading plan for Advent is also provided below. Make plans to worship with us at First Church as we anticipate the coming of Christ.

*Due to Covid-19 and campus repairs, all event dates and times are  subject to change. Please check online at FUMCPensacola.com/ Advent regularly for up-to-date information. 


Join us for Christmas Eve at Home with First United Methodist Church of Pensacola! We will provide opportunities to watch at 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, & 11:00pm. This online experience will include a virtual choir, orchestra pieces, and some of your favorite Christmas carols. Make sure to have your candles ready for a special candle lit closing song.

Please note that our in-person outdoor service at 4:00pm was canceled due to inclement weather. Click HERE for more info.


Poinsettia Orders 
You may honor, celebrate, or memorialize individuals or events by  purchasing poinsettias for $12.00 each this Advent Season. Please  register online no later than December 10th. Email Sarah Bullock Head (SHead@FUMCPensacola.com) with any questions.  Click on the link below to get started!

Registration is Closed
CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE

Advent Study Curriculum
Come explore our four words of Advent during this four week, church-wide  study. This study curriculum can be used by individuals or groups.

CLICK HERE FOR PACKET AND VIDEO

Advent Daily Readings
& Weekly Devotions
We will be providing daily readings throughout Advent

CLICK HERE FOR DAILY READINGS


SERVICES & EVENTS

1st Sunday of Advent
November 29 | In-Person: 9:00 & 10:30am (Registration Required) ; Online: 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00am | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

2nd Sunday of Advent
December 6 | In-Person: 9:00 (Registration Required) ; Online: 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00am | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

Drive-By Journey to Bethlehem & To-Go Dinner
December 6 | 4:30-5:30pm | FUMC Campus 
See the Christmas story right from your car! To-go dinners of chicken  spaghetti, bread, and cookies will be available. Pre-orders are required  for food ONLY. Registration for dinners will be closed by the end of the day on December 2nd. Click on the link below to register.

REGISTRATION FOR TO-GO DINNER IS NOW CLOSED
CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE

Advent Hymn Sing 
December 9 | 6:00pm | LIVE on Facebook 

3rd Sunday of Advent  
December 13 | In-Person: 9:00 (Registration Required) ; Online: 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00am | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

Children, Tween & Youth Choir Concert 
December 13 | 6:00pm | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

4th Sunday of Advent & Baby Recognition 
December 20 | In-Person: 9:00 (Registration Required) ; Online: 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00am | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com 

Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert 
December 20 | 6:00pm | Facebook & FUMCPensacola.com