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 SMALL GROUP

Starts November 29

7:00 pm

Princeton Campus & Via Zoom

This small group will engage a variety of mediums to explore the abundance of perspectives in the book of Isaiah. A study of the historical context of the book, the practice of Lectio Divina, and an artistic response to the text will lead us to a richer understanding of Isaiah. 

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

Starts November 27

Self-Guided

Journey with us through Advent as we reflect on our own lives and the abundant grace God offers us through Jesus Christ. This devotional guide include spiritual practices, scripture readings, and stories from church friends. This is truly a tool to feed the soul in this sacred time of year.

EVENTS

Advent Crafts & Games

Sunday, December 4

11:30-12:30

Princeton Campus

All are encouraged to stay after fellowship time on Sunday, December 4th to participate in our annual Advent crafts and games program. 

Children's Pageant

Sunday, December 11

5:00 pm

Princeton Campus & Online

The children of PUMC will perform a live Christmas pageant this year in the Sanctuary on December 11th at 5:00 pm. All are encouraged to attend in person at our Princeton campus or online via live stream.

Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 18

5:00 pm

Princeton Campus & Online

We are delighted to welcome members of our beloved PUMC Community back into the Sanctuary for our annual LIVE Christmas Concert.  Livestream will be available for those wishing to attend online. 

Longest Night Worship Service

Tuesday, December 20

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. 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Week of December 21

11:00-5:00 pm

Downtown Princeton

This will be the 12th 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

8:00 pm Candlelight Service

   in-person and live streamed

Kingston Campus:

5:00 pm Family Service

   in-person and on Zoom