Christmas at FUMC Tulsa

Regeneration Advent Service

Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 10:55 a.m.
Youth & Family Complex
Join us for our annual modern Advent service that ushers in the beginning of the holiday season at First United Methodist. This service of music and stories is the perfect way to prepare your heart and mind for the season.

Children’s Christmas Musical | Angel Alert

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 9:30 & 10:55 a.m.
“Angel" means "messenger," and what better way to spread the message at Christmas than with angels! In Angel Alert, our entire children's choir is made up of angels who are waiting to be told when to go to earth to make the grand announcement. As they wait for the call, they review God's faithfulness through his promises and some of the prophecies of the Savior's birth. The musical is full of worship and plenty of celebration since the angels understand the love God has for his people in sending his Son to earth.

Handbell Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
McBirney Chapel
The Susannah Wesley Handbell Choir presents their annual Christmas concert! Selections from traditional hymns of the church, arrangements of contemporary worship songs and beautiful Christmas favorites will ring in the air at this afternoon event.

Cookies and Caroling

Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 4:00-6:30
In Your Neighborhood
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There are few things as joyful is carolers at Christmas. This December 9, we are going to bringing “Good News of Great Joy” to the Tulsa area. We are having groups of carolers sing and deliver cookies in small groups all over town. Find the group closest to you as we bring light and a little harmony to our neighbors.

The Light Has Come | Cathedral Choir & Orchestra Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 9:00 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
This year’s concert, “The Light Has Come,” will proclaim the story of Jesus’ birth in song and through spoken word. Special guests include tenor Phil Armstrong, duo pianists Ryan and Ryan, and organist Dick Taylor. They will join with the Cathedral Choir, soloists, Gwen Alley, Laura Fletcher, Paige Grilliot, Leslie Schmidt, Doug Crowl, Kyle Gallien, and Luke Moore, and the FUMC Orchestra (Rev. Joseph A. Bias, director and conductor) in a program of classical, traditional, and new works to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Three concerts will be presented on Sunday, December 10. Lead Pastor Jessica Moffatt and the family of First United Methodist invite you, your family, and friends to experience this celebration of the joy of Christmas in the beautiful cathedral on the southeast corner of 11th and Boulder. For more information, call 918.592.3862 or email

Brookside Candlelight Service

Saturday, December 16 | 5:00 p.m.
Brookside Collective (3737 S Peoria)

On December 16, we will gather together to celebrate Christmas in a uniquely Brookside way. We invite you and all of our neighbors to come and spend time in candlelight worship celebrating the coming of our King. Plan to dress for the weather and be outside to share the light of Christ with the world. We hope you and your family will make this a part of your new Christmas holiday traditions!

Christmas Eve

Morning Worship

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve worship falls on a Sunday morning, and there is no better place to begin it then with worship. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for a combined worship service that will get your Christmas holiday started right! We will sing Christmas Carols, hear the Christmas story, and celebrate the birth of Jesus in this unique family-friendly experience.

Chaotic Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.
Children’s Auditorium
Our Chaotic Christmas Eve service is where the peace of White Christmas meets the chaos of A Christmas Story. Join us for this family service (tailored for families with children ages 2-11) where we sing carols, have story time, hear and see the nativity story, and celebrate communion. The Chaotic Christmas service is where we experience the joy of Christmas in the midst of life’s chaos.

Come & Go Christmas Eve Communion

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
We realize that travel and dinner plans and family traditions keep many from attending one of our services. That’s why we offer a time of come and go communion. It’s a holy moment in the sanctuary where families celebrate together Jesus’ sacrifice.

Christmas Eve Carols, candles, & Communion

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
With songs you know and love, beautiful music, a reading of the Christmas story, and a candle-lighting, this will be the highlight of your holiday season.

Acoustic Christmas Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 11:00 p.m.
You are invited to join us for a unique Christmas Eve experience in our beautiful Gothic Cathedral. Our 11:00 p.m. service will feature Christmas classics led by an acoustic band, a message of hope, communion, and candlelight. Stay up late with us as we celebrate Jesus’ birth as a community.

New Year’s Eve Worship

Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
First United Methodist will offer one service on New Year’s Eve. We will celebrate the end of the old and the start of the new using the Wesleyan Covenant Renewal Service. The heart of the service, focused in the Covenant Prayer, asks persons to commit themselves to God.

Candlelight Epiphany Service

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.
This service, now in its 72nd year at FUMC, celebrates the climax of the season and marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas. The service of pageantry and of light challenges us to be a light for Christ in the dark world.

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