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Join us for any or all of these upcoming events:
Now through December
the Youth and Christmas shop at the same time! The White House Historical Society - 2013 Christmas
Ornaments are available to purchase through the youth. $20 each, proceeds go to the youth's summer mission trip. Click
on graphic below to enlarge detail and to print the order form. For additional information or to reserve your ornaments, contact
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Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Chancel Choir Rehearsals in the choir room (ages 13 and up, experience
not necessary). Email Jay and he will send you musical selections and mp3s for the week.
Mondays at 7:30 PM
Hand bell choir
rehearsal (ages 13 and up). Come and try out the bells! The bells rehearse in the sanctuary. No experience necessary.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 4 PM
Family Advent Wreath Workshop (4-5 PM) followed by theHanging of the Greens
(5 PM) Come and make an advent wreath for your family to take home and use throughout the season, then stay
and start the celebration with us! A wonderful event for all ages! The nursery is open for our little ones.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:00 PM
Night in Bethlehem family event - ever wonder what it was like in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. Crowds gathering in the city, the smells, the sites,
the animals...join us as we re-create that right on Franconia Road. A free family event featuring crafts, refreshments, live
animals, shepherds, angels...and YOU! Join us to set the tone for the Advent and Christmas season.
Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 PM
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
Chancel, Bell, and Youth
Jay Parrotta, Music Director/Organist
Biblical readings will recount the Fall, the Promise of the Messiah, and the
Incarnation. The Music Ministry will provide selections by Arcadelt, Bach, Holst, Mendelssohn, Ord, Parrotta, Tavener,
and Willcocks. A free-will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served in Cokesbury Hall following
the celebration. Nursery is available.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 4-6 PM
Christmas Workshop Want to finish up a few last minute Christmas tasks without your special "helpers?" Drop your kids (ages
3 through 6th grade) off at our Christmas workshop. We'll make some crafts, have pizza, and do some other fun Christmas-related
stuff. Registration will be open soon! Mark your calendar.
Tuesday, Dec. 24
4:30 PM - Service
8:00 and 11 PM - Traditional Services with Carols, Candlelight and Communion
Christmas rush ends when we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Come to Franconia UMC and find the
peaceful center of this holiday. The nursery is open for the 8 PM service.
Tuesday, December 31, 11 PM
New Year's Eve Watch Night Service
- ring in the new year with us! Sparkling cider, fireworks and other fun to follow this service.
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you click on our pages, our prayer is that you will find yourself drawn into God’s loving embrace.
We often state that Franconia United Methodist Church is
the place “where there are no strangers” – and indeed that is true – for as we share Christ with each
other and work together for His glory – we become brothers and sisters in the faith. Once again, welcome,
we look forward to worshipping and serving with
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Rev. Catharine T. Guest, and
The People of Franconia Church
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