Join us for Christmas Eve Worship at 4, 7, 9 and 11
First Church News & Updates - December 20, 2019
It's Christmas week. The church staff has been busy preparing for four unique and beautiful Christmas Eve services at 4, 7, 9 and 11 pm. We hope you will join us for one or more services. Beautiful music and inspiration!

The Sound of Joy Handbell team is always a joy to hear. At the recent Ring Noel, they performed Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
During this Christmas week, the church office will be closed Tuesday, December 24 - Friday, December 27. Merry Christmas!
Experience Love. Spread Hope.
This Week in Worship...
Sermon Title: Heartsong
Scripture: John 1:1-5, 10-14

Reminder: There will be no Sunday school for children and youth.
Christmas Eve
Words from Will...
Dr. Will Cotton
Merry Christmas!
What a privilege it will be for Tina and me to join with you in our fourth Christmas together. How time flies! 

On Tuesday evening, we share in four distinct Christmas Eve candlelight services at:
  • 4 pm (Children and their Families)
  • 7 pm (Traditional for all ages)
  • 9 pm (Contemporary for all ages)
  • 11 pm (Relaxed Jazz with Communion)

Several have said you will attend twice. The pastors will attend four! Please note the earlier time for Christmas Eve for Children – 4 pm.
 
On behalf of the pastors and staff of First United Methodist Church, do have a Merry Christmas and then buckle up for an amazing and Spirit-filled 2020, both for you personally and for our congregation.  

Sincerely in Christ,
Will Cotton Signature
Dr. Will Cotton
Senior Pastor
Finishing Strong in 2020
Our Finance Committee wants you to know it’s not too late to make an end of year gift to First Church. The completion of our ministries both inside and outside the walls invites our very best effort. We have reached more people in the name of Christ in this year than ever before, and your generosity has helped make that happen. You may bring a check with you to worship, put your gift in the mail or give online

Your gifts are helping change lives and change our world!  Thanks so much.
Ministry Focus...
Sunday School
In order to allow our Sunday School teachers and volunteers some extra time with their own families during this special season, most Sunday School classes 
will not meet on December 22 or 29.

There will be no Children's Sunday School, Bible Buddies, or Youth Sunday School. There will be care for children 2 years and under on December 22 only. Most adult Sunday School classes will not meet. Check with your class leaders.
44 days until the First Church Build Day for Sleep in Heavenly Peace
We wish you a merry Christmas...
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! The First Staff wishes a blessed holiday for all. We also want to thank the SPR committee for hosting a wonderful Christmas luncheon for our staff this week. It was great!
This week at First Church...
Saturday, December 21

Sunday, December 22
  • 8:30, 9:40 & 11 am – Worship Services
  • 9:40 am – No Sunday school for children and youth

Monday, December 23

Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve, church office is closed
  • 4:00 pm – Children & Families, Sanctuary
  • 7:00 pm – Choir & Orchestra, Sanctuary
  • 9:00 pm – Contemporary, Family Life Center
  • 11:00 pm – Communion & soft jazz, Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 25 - Merry Christmas, church office is closed

Thursday, December 26 - Church office is closed

Friday, December 27 - Church office is closed

Saturday, December 28

There is always a lot going on at First Church. Visit the website , find us on Facebook or Twitter , and check the  Church Calendar so you don't miss out!
Blessings,




Betty Robertson
Communication
First United Methodist Church Round Rock
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