Covenant United Methodist Church Advent and Christmas events

Covenant United Methodist Church (CUMC) invites the community for to attend several Advent and Christmas events this holiday season. CUMC is located at 20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive. For more information about any of the below, call 301-926-8920 e-mail or visit

Secret Shop…Ho Ho Ho!
This is a special shopping experience for the young ones (ages 3 to 11) is open on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids bring a list of family and friends for whom they want to purchase Christmas gifts and then, with the help of some friendly elves, they can shop without Mom or Dad!

Christmas Cantata
The Chancel Choir (with chamber orchestra) will be presenting the Annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Dec. 15 at both the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services. Mark your calendar for this special offering! Invite your friends and neighbors – all are welcome!

Night of the Father's Love
Covenant United Methodist Church music ministry, under the direction of Kathy Herman, will present “Night of the Father's Love," by Pepper Choplin. This presentation is a Christmas musical celebration for choir, speakers and orchestra, skillfully guiding listeners through the Christmas story on Sunday, Dec. 15 at both the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services. Child care for toddlers and infants will be available in the nursery.

Longest Night Service
Are you having a hard time finding the joy in this season of “Joy to the World?” If you are experiencing grief, pain, loneliness or other losses in this holiday season, or know someone who is, attend the “Longest Night Service” on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. We will light candles, pray and prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ in this intimate and meaningful service.

The Christmas Eve Pageant
Children will perform in the Christmas Eve pageant on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the 5 p.m. service. All children are ages 3 through grade 12 are invited to participate; contact the office to sign up. Pageant rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22 after the 10 a.m. worship service.

An additional Christmas Eve Candlelight-Service with communion is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The evening will start at 8 p.m. with pre-service music.

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