Are you looking to find meaning in the midst of the busyness of Christmas? Do you want to find a gift that will last after the holiday has come and gone?


Come to Benson Memorial UMC to worship God and welcome the Christ child. We are offering a number of services on Christmas Eve and you are invited! Come as you are and discover the joy of Christmas!



7:00 PM

Also known as the "Longest Night of the Year Service", this service offers respite to the hurting among us.


10:00 AM

A worship service celebrating the last Sunday of Advent


4:00 PM

A Christmas Eve service geared especially for young children and families


7:00 and 11:00 PM

Christmas Eve services for the entire family complete with traditional hymns and candlelight


This is a busy time of year. Our calendars are filled. Our "to-do" lists are long. The pressure increases day-by-day as we scurry about finding the perfect gifts for those we love the most. The weeks leading up to Christmas can be exhausting.


It doesn't have to be this way. These weeks are called Advent in the church. Advent is a time when we prepare for the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth. Yet, this preparation, while it is purposeful, is also restful. Are you feeling burned out? Impatient? Worried? God is ready to give you peace and comfort. Breath deeply. Relax. God is with you.


Take a look at our schedule of worship services and other events during December. You are invited to come as you are to any or all of them. Find a new way to celebrate the season this year. As the prophet Isaiah tells us, "Arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you" (Isaiah 60:1). We welcome you at Benson Memorial. We hope to see you soon. 


Advent Study

November 29 through December 21

Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.   |  Fellowship Hall

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.  |  FH Room 101

Prepare your heart for the transformative journey of Advent as we delve into the Gospels and Will Willimon's insights from his study, Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation, guiding us towards the manger in Bethlehem.

Cookies and Crafts with Santa
Preschool Christmas Party

Friday, December 8, 2023
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  |  Fellowship Hall

Join Benson Memorial United Methodist Church and Preschool for cookies and crafts with Santa!

Christmas Cheer Sunday

December 10, 2023

8:45 and 11:00 AM services  |  Sanctuary

12:15 PM  |  Fellowship Hall

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year! We don’t know if there will be snow, but join us for some cheer! Join the Benson Memorial Family on our Christmas Cheer Sunday!

Blue Christmas / Longest Night Service

December 21, 2023

7:00 to 8:00 PM  |  Sanctuary

A special service for those experiencing loss or difficulty during this Christmas season.

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24  |  Four Services

We're offering four services on this special holy day. We'll have a traditional Sunday morning service at 10:00 a.m., followed by Christmas Eve services at 4:00, 7:00, and 11:00 PM. Worship with us!