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Dec. 4: Boehm’s Chapel Advent lessons and carols

Boehm’s Chapel will feature special music by the Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble at its traditional Advent candlelight program of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 4, at 3 PM, in historic Boehm’s Chapel,… Read more

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Lima UMC joins in Media’s Santa parade

The Praise Band of Lima UMC participated in Media’s Santa’s Parade. Band members were perched on a float decorated with stars and lights, as they sang out the Christmas gospel… Read more

Dec. 3: Tuba Christmas in West Chester, sponsored by Grove UMC

Grove is sponsoring Tuba Christmas at the Old Courthouse in West Chester on Saturday, December 3 at 5 p.m.  Mike Shoremount, Director of Traditional Music at Grove Church worked with… Read more

Dec. 3: Sounds of Hope benefit Concert at First UMC Lancaster

Dec. 3: First UMC Lancaster will present its Sounds of Hope benefit concert, 6 PM, to raise awareness of justice concerns and to encourage hopefulness.

Dec. 3-4: “Replicas of Where Christ Was Born” Nativity Display at First UMC Perkasie

First UMC Perkasie will host a Nativity Display, titled “Replicas of Where Christ Was Born,” with refreshments on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4:30 to 8 PM, prior to the 107th annual Perkasie Tree Lighting. The display, featuring members’ “borrowed treasures,” will resume on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The church began the Christmas season in November with caroling by its choir and collecting food for the local pantry and mittens, scarves and other Christmas gift items for its needy neighbors, as well as Christmas stocking items for shut-in members.

The church will celebrate Christmas in worship Dec. 18 and on Christmas Eve

Dec. 4: 59th Annual Messiah Festival at Tindley Temple UMC

Tindley Temple UMC ( 750 S. Broad St., Philadelphia) will celebrate its 59th annual Messiah Festival, Dec. 4, at 3:30-6 PM.The popular Handel’s Messiah concert is free, but a love offering will be received at intermission. “Best seats are in balcony.” Dinners will be sold for $10.

Dec. 4: Phoenixville Mission ConneXion’s second Advent Church Tour

Phoenixville Mission ConneXion will offer its second Advent Church Tour, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Charlestown, Evansburg, Royersford, Otterbein, Bethel and First Phoenixville UM churches will welcome visitors to peek inside… Read more

Dec. 4: Live Nativity at First UMC Phoenixville

First UMC Phoenixville will present a Live Nativity, from 2 to 4 PM, with live animals and music by its chancel, youth and cherub choirs. Refreshments served. And at 4… Read more

Dec. 9: Philadelphia UM Mass Choir Concert at Wharton Wesley UMC

The new Philadelphia UM Mass Choir, formed by singers from Philadelphia black UM churches in the spring of this year, will perform a Christmas concert on FridayDec. 9, a 7 PM at Wharton Wesley UMC, 5342 Catharine St., Philadelphia. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be received with a portion of proceeds going to the BMCR-BUMP College Scholarship Fund. Download the flyer! [PDF]