Celebrate Christmas in downtown Tulsa with First United Methodist Church. We offer a range of experiences, from contemplative worship that ushers in the Advent season to chaotic services for the whole family on Christmas Eve.
Family Craft Night: Advent Wreaths
Friday, November 30 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Cost: $10 per family
Thomas Hall | Pizza will be served. Please bring a dessert to share.
*When registering, be sure to only select one family member or you will be overcharged!
Everyone is invited to kick of the Advent Season with a family craft night. We’ll enjoy pizza and dessert and make Advent Wreaths to help us celebrate looking forward to Jesus’ Birth. We’ll send you home with instructions of how to use the wreath and candles to count down the four weeks until Christmas! Each family will be invited to make extra wreaths to be given away at church the following Sunday.
Regeneration Advent Worship Service
Sunday, December 2 | 10:55 a.m.
YFC (12 E 11th Street)
You're invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of Advent (the season of preparation leading up to Christmas) with a service of darkness and light. This service is sure to give you hope as you hear stories of brokenness and healing through Jesus Christ.
Cathedral Choir & Orchestra Concert
Sunday, December 9 | 9:00 & 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Sanctuary (1115 S Boulder)
"Home for a King"
Our Christmas concert brings together the Cathedral Choir, Soloists, Children's Choir, and Orchestra, with Rev. Joseph A. Bias serving as director and conductor. This year's concert features timeless carols and songs of the season, including works from the movie, "Home Alone." Perennial favorites and new anthems will make this another memorable year of great music and worship to welcome the birth of our King, Jesus Christ, into our world and into our hearts. Featured soloists are: Phil Armstrong, Susannah Brooks, Ose Burnett, Lisa Catalano, Sarah Foster, Lea Helmerich, and Krista Sessions. The FUMC family invites you to celebrate the season of joy in downtown Tulsa's beautiful Gothic cathedral. For more information call Gwen at 918.592.3862, ext. 1109.
FUMC Christmas Spectacular
Sunday, December 23 | 9:30 & 10:55 a.m.
Sanctuary (1115 S Boulder)
The FUMC Christmas Spectacular is sure to encourage, entertain, and even surprise you! Join us for this special Sunday morning as we gather to tell the Christmas story through an interactive drama, special music, and more. You will want to be here for this uplifting and engaging experience as we celebrate Jesus' birth!
Chaotic Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24 | 4:30 p.m.
Our Chaotic Christmas Eve service is where the peace of "White Christmas" meets the chaos of "A Christmas Story." Join us for this family candlelight 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 Eve Service is where we experience the joy of Christmas in the midst of life’s chaos.
Come & Go Christmas Eve Communion
Monday, December 24 | 4:30-6:00 p.m.
We know that travel, dinner plans, and family traditions keep many from attending one of our Christmas Eve services. That’s why we offer a time of come and go communion. It’s a holy moment in the sanctuary where families celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice together.
Christmas Eve Carols, candles, & Communion
Monday, December 24 | 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 ServiceMonday, December 24 | 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 features 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.
- Epiphany -
Candlelight Epiphany Service
Sunday, January 6 | 5:00 p.m.
This service, now in its 73rd 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.