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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. If you are interested in sponsoring a poinsettia for our Lessons and Carols and Christmas Eve services, click here. For a full view of all our upcoming events in Advent and beyond, visit our events page.

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Advent Bible Study


For two thousand years, Christians have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In this year’s Advent study, titled Prepare the Way for the Lord: Advent and the Message of John the Baptist, best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton explores the Advent themes of John’s life and ministry and how John calls all followers to prepare our hearts for his coming. This study will run for three weeks, with sessions on Wednesdays from 11:00 – 12:15 (Nov 30, Dec 7, and Dec 14). We hope you’ll join us for this enlightening video-based study. Contact Pastor Pamela at pkipps@fairfaxumc.org if you have questions or would like more information.

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Service of Lessons and Carols

December 18 || 9:30am


Please join us for the annual Lessons and Carols Service on Sunday, December 18, at 9:30am. The service tells the story of Christmas through music and scripture and features our Chancel Choir, the Bellissimo Ringers, guest musicians, and our amazing organist, Hyeyoun. This anticipated service is available both in person at 9:30am and livestreamed on the FUMC website and YouTube. We hope to see you there!

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Christmas Eve, December 24

4:00pm || Family Christmas Eve Service

7:00pm || Traditional Candlelight Service


We look forward to gathering on Christmas Eve to celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever known: the gift of Jesus Christ as the salvation hope for all the world! Join us at 4:00pm or 7:00pm for powerful music, an inspired message, and a deep connection with our church and our God. The 4:00pm service includes a children’s message, but kids are welcome to enjoy activity bags at either service. Communion is also offered at both tiems. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to this special time of worship and help us express our gratitude for the incarnation of our great Creator in Jesus. Need more information? Contact Pastor Pamela at pkipps@fairfaxumc.org.

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Morning • 9:30am

Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year. All are invited to gather on Christmas morning for a short worship service at 9:30am as we celebrate the birth of our savior.