Sunday, December 21
Sunday, December 21, 8:30am
Sunday, December 21, 11:00am
Sunday, December 21, 7:00pm
Services every Sunday
8:30AM and 11:00AM
Sunday School   9:45AM

Events Calendar

December 21, 2014 8:30 am - 9:30 am
A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sanctuary

On December 21 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services of worship, we will have our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presented by our Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Providence Handbell Ringers. This year’s service will feature music by Ord, Jennings, Biebl, Lauridsen, and Hovland performed with choir, handbells, organ, and harp.  harp and cello.

In 1880, E.W. Benson, then Anglican Bishop of Truro, England, composed a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, based on ancient sources, for Christmas Eve. In 1918 it was adapted for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by its Dean, Eric Milner-White, who also wrote The Bidding Prayer. The Blessing after the Lord’s Prayer, added by Milner-White, was first included in its present form in 1930.

The Nine Lessons given this morning have been customarily used in recent years at King’s College, Cambridge. The scripture lessons lead followers of Christ from the fall of mankind to mankind’s ultimate salvation through Christ. Each carol is chosen to illuminate the scripture lesson that precedes it.

In this service, we connect to a century of liturgical tradition and celebrate the journey from Advent to Christmas in a very special way.

Plan now to attend this favorite service of the Providence UMC year and bring friends and family.



December 21, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Service of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sanctuary

On December 21 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services of worship, we will have our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presented by our Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Providence Handbell Ringers. This year’s service will feature music by Ord, Jennings, Biebl, Lauridsen, and Hovland performed with choir, handbells, organ, and harp.  harp and cello.

In 1880, E.W. Benson, then Anglican Bishop of Truro, England, composed a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, based on ancient sources, for Christmas Eve. In 1918 it was adapted for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by its Dean, Eric Milner-White, who also wrote The Bidding Prayer. The Blessing after the Lord’s Prayer, added by Milner-White, was first included in its present form in 1930.

The Nine Lessons given this morning have been customarily used in recent years at King’s College, Cambridge. The scripture lessons lead followers of Christ from the fall of mankind to mankind’s ultimate salvation through Christ. Each carol is chosen to illuminate the scripture lesson that precedes it.

In this service, we connect to a century of liturgical tradition and celebrate the journey from Advent to Christmas in a very special way.

Plan now to attend this favorite service of the Providence UMC year and bring friends and family.



December 21, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service of The Longest Night
Sanctuary

Held on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, this service is an offering of consolation and hope for many who move through the holidays with great difficulty due to divorce, grief, loss of employment or illness.

The service will conclude with an invitation to light a candle as a sign of hope.

The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  A nursery is provided.

All are invited to be a part of this special service of hope and healing, and this is a wonderful time to invite a friend to share in this meaningful experience.

Questions?  Email Rev. Bill Jeffries or contact the church office at 704.366.2823



December 24, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Sanctuary

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



December 24, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Chapel

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



December 24, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Communion @ St. John's
St. John's Campus

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



December 24, 2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service
Sanctuary

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



December 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



December 24, 2014 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Christmas Eve Service
Sanctuary

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Providence!

Providence United Methodist Church offers six Christmas Eve services:

3:00 p.m. – Candlelight Family Service
Providence Sanctuary
Particularly appropriate for families and children.

4:00 p.m. – Chapel Communion Service
Providence Chapel
A small, intimate service.

4:00 p.m. - Communion Service
St. John's Campus - 4305 Monroe Road

5:00 p.m. – Candlelight Festival Service
Providence Sanctuary
Members of Brass Charlotte will be accompanying the Chancel Choir.  

7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve @ The Net
Wolfe Hall - Providence Campus
Celebrating the joy-filled traditions of Christmas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight Communion Service
Providence Sanctuary 



January 04, 2015 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Contemporary Women Sunday School
Room A100

Join the Contemporary Women Sunday School Class as they begin a new study by Max Lucado, "Facing Your Giants."

“One might read David’s story and wonder what God saw in him.  The fellow fell as often as he stood, stumbled as often as he conquered.  He stared down Goliath, yet ogled at Bathsheba; defied God-mockers in the valley, yet joined them in the wilderness.  An Eagle Scout one day.  Chumming with the Mafia the next.  He could lead armies but couldn’t manage a family.  Raging David.  Weeping David.  Bloodthirsty.  God-hungry.  Eight wives.  One God.”  - Max Lucado

Questions?  Contact Delores Jones.