Prepare for Christmas. Prepare for Christ.

Advent devotional

A daily devotional for Advent to Epiphany


Senior Adult Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday, December 12 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Fellowship Hall

All senior adults are invited to lunch on us and a performance by DUMC's Outreach Singers. RSVP to the Church Office (704-892-8277) by Thursday, December 7.


Cookies with Santa

Saturday, December 16 • 10:00 a.m. - noon • Chapel

Bring your kids/ the grand kids/ your neighbor's kids; your camera; and a $10 donation for Children's Hope Alliance. Sponsored by the Christian Mothers United Circle.


Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17 during all worship services

Led by the Youth Handbell, Middle School, and Senior High School Choirs, with special guest musicians - DUMC's Manbell Choir, Mark Miller, and our Instrumental Ensemble - this service will feature familiar Christmas carols and anthems.


Adopt-a-Student Christmas Luncheon

Sunday, December 17 • Noon • Fellowship Hall

DUMC college students and their adopted church families are invited to connect over a potluck dinner. RSVP here.


A Service of Hope & Healing

Sunday, December 17 • 7:00 p.m. • Chapel

This will be a time of peace for those struggling because of grief, illness, divorce, unemployment, or loneliness during this holiday season. With a message from Rev. Linda Zastovnik, come and rest in God's holiness. Childcare will be provided.


DUMC Youth Christmas Party 

Sunday, December 17 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship - hot chocolate, desserts, team games, and Christmas Family Feud! RSVP here.


Christmas Eve Eve Worship Service

Saturday, December 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Sanctuary

Join Rev. Sarah Belles for an early Christmas Eve worship alternative. 


Christmas Eve Worship Services

Sunday, December 24
9:00 a.m.: Led by Rev. Alexis Coleman; Holy Communion will be served. 

(There will be no adult or children’s Sunday morning classes.)

11:00 a.m.: Led by Rev. Sally Langford and the Children's Choirs. There will be a special children's moment during the service.
5:00 & 7:00 p.m.: Led by Rev. Sally Langford and the Chancel Choir. The 5:00 service is typically the most attended.
11:00 p.m.: Led by Rev. Dr. Glenn Kinken and the Youth Choirs and alumni; Holy Communion will be served.

All services will be in the Sanctuary.
All services will be candlelight.
Childcare for ages 4 and under will be provided for all services except 11:00 p.m.


Midnight Pancakes for College Students & Young Adults

Sunday, December 24
12:00 a.m. • Parsonage

Contact Rev. Sarah Belles.


Walk the Labyrinth

Sunday, December 31 • Chapel

The labyrinth journey, known as a body prayer or walking meditation, quiets the mind and moves the soul toward wholeness and renewal. The spiritual season of Christmastide is often a time for walking the Labyrinth as a symbol of walking into the newness of life and a new year. *Bring socks.

9:20 a.m.: Open to all

10:50 a.m.: Open to all

4:00 p.m.: Open to families and those preferring not to drive at night

6:20 p.m.: Open to all