MERRY

CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS AT BENSON MEMORIAL UMC

COME AND JOIN US

 

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 Christmas Day and you are invited! Come as you are and discover the joy of Christmas!

SERVICE TIMES

BLUE CHRISTMAS  |  DECEMBER 21

7:00 PM  |  Also known as the "Longest Night of the Year Service", this service offers respite to the hurting among us.

CHRISTMAS EVE  |  DECEMBER 24

4:00 PM  |  A service geared especially for young children and families
7:00 and 11:00 PM  |  Services for the entire family complete with traditional hymns and candlelight

CHRISTMAS DAY  |  DECEMBER 25

10:00 AM  |  A service of singing carols and hearing the story of Jesus' birth

CHRISTMAS EVENTS

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. 


NOVEMBER

Holiday Helpers

All of November

The generousity of our church family abounds during this annual gift-giving event!

DECEMBER

Advent Study:

Mary Had a Baby

November 30-December 21, 2022

A four-week study exploring themes of Jesus' birth found in the Bible and African American Spirituals. All are welcome!

Birthday Party for Jesus

December 4, 2022

You're invited to a special Christmas SING-A-LONG Birthday Party for Jesus! Every year in early December, we host a huge birthday party to celebrate Jesus. It’s free and everyone is welcome!

Christmas Cheer Sunday

December 11, 2022

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, its 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!

Live Nativity

December 18, 2022

Christmas is coming! Celebrate the birth of Jesus this Advent with a living Nativity—in your neighborhood!

Blue Christmas / Longest Night Service

December 21, 2022

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

Christmas Eve Services

December 24, 2022

We're offering three services on this special holy night: 4:00, 7:00, and 11:00 PM. Worship with us!

Christmas Day Service

December 25, 2022

We will be having one service at 10:00 AM. Join us!