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Advent & Christmas Worship

Celebrate the birth of our Savior with FUMC friends and family!

Advent and Christmas Worship Opportunities

Fairfax UMC offers many opportunities to worship and celebrate in this season of Advent. We hope you’ll join us as we commemorate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For a full view of all our upcoming events in Advent and beyond, visit our events page.

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Advent Bible Study

Wednesdays • November 29 – December 20 • 10:45am


Would you like your heart to grow three sizes this Advent season? If so, join us for our Advent study based on Matt Rawle’s book, The Heart That Grew Three Sizes. In this four-week study, we’ll explore the familiar classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas through the lens of faith and see how Christ speaks to us today through our culture and experiences. The study meets on Wednesdays, November 29 through December 20, at 10:45am in the Fellowship Hall. We hope you’ll gather with us for food, joyful fellowship, and creative learning as we discover how familiar stories can grow our faith.

Service of Lessons and Carols

December 17 • 9:30am


Please join us on Sunday, December 17, at 9:30am for one of Fairfax UMC’s most beloved and anticipated events of the year, the annual Lessons & Carols service. This service tells the story of Christmas through music and scripture and features our Chancel Choir, guest musicians, and our amazing organist, Hyeyoun. This special service is both available in person and livestreamed on the FUMC website and YouTube. After the service, all are invited to gather in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas cookies and coffee — and feel free to bring a batch of your favorites to share. We hope to see you there!

Advent Devotional

Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation, a time when we focus our hearts on the greatest gift the world has ever known. You are invited to prepare your heart and take joy in the spiritual journey that leads you to the holy day of Christmas by reading Joy to the World: Daily Readings for Advent, a daily devotional by best-selling author John Piper. Each family can get their copy of this devotional book in the Narthex starting November 26, while supplies last. We hope these daily readings help grow your adoration for Jesus and build your appreciation for Immanuel — God with us. If you would like a copy mailed to your home, please contact the church office.

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Christmas Eve, December 24

9:30am • Morning Worship Service

4:00pm • Family Christmas Eve Service

7:00pm • Traditional Candlelight Service


We joyfully gather on Christmas eve to celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever known: Jesus Christ, the hope for all the world! Join us at 9:30am, 4:00pm, or 7:00pm for seasonal music, an inspired message, and a deep connection with our church and our God. The 4:00pm service includes a children’s message, and Communion is offered at the 4:00 and 7:00pm services. While children’s programing is available for the 9:30am service, children will be in the service at 4:00 and 7:00pm. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to this special time of worship on Christmas Eve.

9:30am • Morning Worship Service

4:00am • Family Worship Service

7:00pm • Traditional Worship Service