What's happening for Advent & Christmas at Princeton UMC?

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by our website! We're so excited to experience Advent & Christmas with you this year! It's been a long year and we could all use a little bit of hope, peace, joy, and love. We have events, devotionals, and more this Advent season - scroll through this page to learn more, or use the menu at the top of the page!

- Pastor Jenny



Advent Crafts

Sunday, December 5


Princeton Campus

All are encouraged to stay after fellowship time on Sunday, December 5th to participate in our annual Advent crafts program. We'll have artists of various art forms teaching their craft. 

Children's Pageant

Sunday, December 12

3:00 pm

Princeton Campus & Online

The children of PUMC will perform a live Christmas pageant this year in the Sanctuary on December 12th at 3:00 pm. Due to capacity limits, families of performers and their invited guests are welcome to attend the pageant in person. All others are encouraged to attend online via live stream.

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 19

5:00 pm

Princeton Campus & Online

We are delighted to welcome members of our beloved PUMC Community back into the Sanctuary for our annual Christmas Concert. Please note that masks are required. Livestream will be available for those wishing to attend online. If attending in person, please fill out one online form per household/family. Upon form submission, we will send you tickets. 

Longest Night Worship Service

Tuesday, December 21

7:00 pm

Princeton Campus

This special evening worship service takes place on the longest night of the year, a symbolic time to gather as a faith community to lament, cry, grieve, and process the many heavy feelings that can weigh on us during the holiday season. We will reflect on the art of stained glass in this year's Longest Night service, considering the beauty of the light that shines through the darkness. *No sign ups are required to attend this service in person.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Week of December 20

11:00-5:00 pm

Downtown Princeton

This will be the 11th year Princeton UMC has supported the Salvation Army by ‘ringing the bell’ at three locations in Princeton. This year we expect to exceed $100,000 in total collections since our beginning. All of these dollars stay in Mercer County, supporting many needed causes. If you have never experienced this wonderful event, please consider “giving a little and receiving so much.”

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Friday, December 24

4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Princeton, Kingston, & Online

This year we offer three options for Christmas Eve worship services. 

Princeton Campus:

4:00 pm Family Service

   in-person and live streamed

7:00 pm Candlelight Service

   in-person and live streamed

Kingston Campus:

8:00 pm Candlelight Service

   in-person and on Zoom