We are looking forward to this Advent season, and we hope you'll come and celebrate with us. Whether you're looking for children's activities, Christmas concerts, opportunities to serve, or worship services, there's something for you this Christmas at MDUMC.
Sunday, December 10
Together for Christmas: Songs and Stories | 6:30 PM | Main Campus Sanctuary
Join the Chancel Choir, Drew Essen and The Journey Band, the Celebration Ringers, and a string quartet as we come together for a night of songs and stories of the Christmas Season.
Tuesday, December 19
Live Nativity | 6, 6:30 and 7 PM | South Parking Lot
Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve Services
With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, we will have morning and evening services on both campuses. We hope you'll come and worship with us!
Family Service | 9:30 AM | Sanctuary
Sunday Morning Worship | 11 AM | Sanctuary and The Journey
Classic Christmas Eve Candlelight | 5, 7, 9, & 11 PM | Sanctuary
The Journey Christmas Eve Candlelight | 5 & 7 PM | The Journey
MDUMC Holiday Helpers will have many outreach opportunities in which to share the light of Christ during the Advent season. Please prayerfully consider how you would like to serve through the following opportunities:
Westside Homeless Prevention
Help a family this Christmas by purchasing their Christmas gifts. These families are under a strict financial planning program and could use your help in making Christmas a little brighter both for the children and the parents. Stop by the Advent Table in Friendship Court and pick up information about your family. This is a great way for Sunday School classes or small groups to participate together.
Family Point Resources and CWH are collaborating on a Christmas Store for the families served at the Outreach Center of West Houston. Stop by our table in Friendship Court or at The Journey to drop off gift cards, learn about other ways to help, or sign up to wrap gifts and help families while they shop. For more information contact SedoniaFinstad@mdumc.org.
Provide and deliver gifts for a child on behalf of his or her incarcerated parent. Look for the Advent Table in Friendship Court or The Journey Missions Room to pick up information about a child.
MAM Christmas Share | Due Sunday, December 3
Pick up a shopping list and bag in Friendship Court and purchase gifts for a child through MAM (Memorial Assistance Ministries). Gifts can be returned in the shopping bag to Friendship Court.
Goodie Bags | Due Sunday, December 3
Pick up a “Goodie Bag” in Friendship Court and fill it with the items on the attached list. These bags will be distributed to several locations during our Moveable Feast event.
Moveable Feast | Saturday, December 9
Join the fun as MDUMC teams prepare and serve holiday meals to groups throughout our city: CrossWalk Houston, MAM, Mission of Yahweh, and Rise Against Hunger.
Seafarer’s Boxes | Due Sunday, December 17
Empy white boxes will be available in Friendship Court and The Journey to be filled with items included on the attached list. These boxes will be delivered to the Seafarers’ Center where they will be distributed to workers entering the Port of Houston during the holiday season.
Blanket Buddies | Due Sunday, December 17
Help a child stay warm this winter. Purchase one or more twin size blankets and drop them off in Friendship Court or The Journey to be delivered to children in the city of Houston.