Christmas Outreach Opportunities

Contact Mission Christmas Store

Saturday, December 9 | 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Contact Church (1529 W 49th St)
The Contact Mission Christmas Store provides an opportunity for low-income families to purchase Christmas gifts for their own children at extremely discounted prices. Each shopper is invited to share their needs and receive love, encouragement, and healing prayer.
You can also help with the Christmas Store by donating new toys!
What to Donate:
  • Brand new toys/gifts that cost $10.00 and up.
  • Appropriate for children birth to age 12.
  • Leave gifts unwrapped and return to the First Methodist mailroom by December 3.
Please include batteries as needed.
No dollar store items and no clothing items, with the exception of pajamas, dress up costumes, and sports items.
Contact Shelli for more information!
Gift Ideas for babies, toddlers, & preschool ages:
  • riding toys, cars, trucks, puzzles, play dishes/food, music/educational toys, workbenches, blocks, baby dolls, etc.
Gift Ideas for elementary ages:
  • Lego, barbies, games, anything nerf, roller skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards, superheroes, cars/trucks, remote control cars/helicopters, art supplies, educational toys, handheld electronic games, sports equipment, Ugg-type boots, headphones, or anything your own children or grandchildren would like.

Behold! Good Tidings of Great Joy!

A Christmas Concert

December 10, 2023 | 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Join us for our annual Cathedral Choir and Orchestra concert, where the sounds of the season fill the air. This year's featured soloists include Ose Burnett, Gwen Alley, Phil Armstrong, John Miller, Kyle Bloomer, and Paige Dickey.  All three concerts will be streamed live at
*Childcare is unavailable for the evening concert.

God With Us

A Service of Comfort and Hope

December 14, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
For some of us, the holiday season feels a little different. It might be that we are remembering someone we have lost, or perhaps we are grieving the loss or change of a relationship or life event. For any of those reasons, this time of year can simply feel harder for us than it might for others. If you need a quiet place to reflect, please join us as we look to Jesus, hold on to one another, and seek the Spirit as we walk together through this sacred season.

Christmas Eve Morning Worship

December 24, 2023 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary
We'll light the fourth candle of Advent and prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ at one morning worship service. This service will be streamed live at
*Childcare is offered for this service for Pre-K and under ONLY.

Chaotic Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2023 | 4:30 p.m. | First Kids Auditorium
Our Chaotic Christmas Eve Service is where families gather to celebrate the birth of Christ in a messy and chaotic way that only families can. This short service (35-45 minutes) is tailored to families with young children. It's loud. It's messy. It's completely wonderful and one of the best ways to welcome Jesus into your heart on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Communion

December 24, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Holy Communion is a corporate act of worship that honors the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The full Communion liturgy will begin at 5:00 p.m., but the elements will be served until 6:00 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Our evening service of carols, communion, and candles is our most traditional service. It features the great hymns of Christmas, Holy Communion, and the passing of the candlelight. This service will be streamed live at

Acoustic Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2023 | 11:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Our late service is a relaxed and laid-back place to usher in Christmas day. The service features songs of the season, Holy Communion, and the passing of the candlelight. It ends with the chiming of the midnight bell, signaling the start of Christmas Day and the arrival of the Christ child.

New Year's Eve Morning Worship

Sunday, December 31 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary
On the morning of New Year's Eve, we'll gather for one worship service. This service will be streamed live at
*Childcare is offered for this service for Pre-K and under ONLY.

Candlelight Epiphany Service

Sunday, January 7, 2024 | 5:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
Our annual Candlelight Epiphany Service is where pageantry and light celebrate the arrival of the Magi and the end of the Christmas season. This service, now in its 77th year at First Methodist, features wonderful songs by the Cathedral Choir, soaring songs by some of our best featured soloists, and the presentation of the light.
*Childcare is offered for this service for age three and under ONLY. Doors open for childcare at 4:30 p.m.