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301 North College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231
PHONE (309) 582-2169 FAX (309) 582-3460
Welcome to The Aledo United Methodist Church!
Advent, the time of waiting that leads to Christmas Day, officially begins on Sunday, November 30th this year. There are two different Christmas sermon series that will offered: The IMDb Cast of Characters at the morning services and Christmas By the Numbers at the evening Point service. (see accompanying article) Here are all of the special opportunities that will be offered during Advent:
Sunday, November 30: The 1st Sunday in Advent
We will light the first Advent Candle - the Candle of Hope- at the 2 morning services.
4PM- The Hanging of the Greens
Friday, December 5: Holly Days and the Electric Light Parade
5PM- Live Nativity uptown.
5:30PM- Participating in the Parade
Sunday, December 7: The 2nd Sunday in Advent
We will light the second Advent Candle - the Candle of Peace- at all 3 services.
10:15AM Worship- Children’s Christmas Program (see accompanying article)
Sunday, December 14: The 3rd Sunday in Advent
We will light the third Advent Candle - the Candle of Joy- at all 3 services.
8AM, 10:15 AM and 6PM- Choir Cantata
Sunday, December 21: The 4th Sunday in Advent
We will light the fourth Advent Candle - the Candle of Love- at all 3 services.
2PM- All-Church Christmas Caroling
Wednesday, December 24: Christmas Eve
We will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with 2 very special Candlelight Services.
At 7PM, we will light the Christ candle and sing LOTS of great Christmas carols!
At 11PM, BOTH the Chancel and Bell Choirs will share their marvelous gifts with us. In addition, we will light the Christ candle and sing LOTS of great Christmas carols!
Both Christmas Eve services will be built around a message of faith and revelation- Tiny Tots With their Eyes All Aglow (Luke 2:1-14) There is an overarching wonder and joy that is highlighted at Christmas . Both services will end with a candlelight singing of “Silent Night”. Christmas Eve is truly a night that changed the world. Please take an hour out of your holiday schedule to join your church family in celebrating the arrival of a baby in a manger who offers us grace, hope, peace, and love!
Come to worship throughout Advent expecting God to show up in powerful ways and touch your life!
8AM and 10:15AM