Our spirit of giving tree will be set up in our Narthex starting Sunday, November 19th.. Please take a tag from the tree and have an outreach team member enter your information on our check out sheet. Spend no more than $40-$50 on your gift and return it unwrapped by December 3.
Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (550 Lincoln Dr, Sun Prairie) on Friday, December 1st at 7pm for sounds as the season as area choirs and music groups share music. Proceeds from this concert benefit the Sun Prairie Food Pantry.
In the spirit of gift giving to those in need, the SPUMC St. Nicholas Fund is used to assist members and friends of our congregation this Christmas and throughout the year at the discretion of Pastor Jenny and staff. Please mark your gift ‘St. Nicholas Fund.’
This year we will be offering Advent Devotional booklets called “Come, Emmanuel”. They will be available for pick up at church starting the week of November 19th. We are asking for donations to help cover the cost of these booklets.
Each Wednesday during the season of Advent, a devotional written by a church staff member will be delivered to your email if you are on our email list. You will also be able to listen to the devotional on our podcast channel. If you are not currently receiving weekly emails from the church office and would like to get these, please reach out so we can get you on our list.
Our December Food Drive will take place on Sunday, December 10th from 8:30a-11:30am. We will be collecting items for Northside Elementary.
An Unlikely Advent
This four-week Advent study written by pastor Rachel Billups, will focus on the experiences of some of the overlooked characters in the Christmas story. We will look at the stories of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Herod, the Magi and the shepherds as we explore the Advent themes of Hope, Love, Peace and Joy.
Join us on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm in the Chapel: November 29, December 6, 13 & 20, or on Sundays from 9:45-10:30 am in the Conference Room: November 26, December 3, 10 & 17. Pastor Jenny will teach the Wednesday class and Pastor Brad will teach the Sunday class. Please contact the church office (email@example.com) to let us know which class you would like to attend and we will make sure to order you a book.
During the season of Advent we will be collecting diapers and wipes that will be given to Northside Elementary. Please bring your donations to church and leave them in our collection area in the Narthex.
Join the SPUMC children during the 10:45am service on December 17th to see what would happen if the animals told the story of the birth of Jesus.
Capture the Christmas spirit by attending our 4th annual Live Nativity with your family! Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, is hosting a Drive Through Live Nativity on Saturday, December 9th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Grab your family, hop in the car, and sip a hot beverage as you view scenes that recount the events that lead up to Jesus’ miraculous birth in the manger.
You’ll see Caesar Augustus, Joseph & Mary, shepherds, and angels realistically portrayed by SPUMC volunteers as well as live animals bringing the experience to life as you slowly drive past six scenes inspired by scripture. Traditional Christian music and the warmth of fellowship will prepare your heart and mind for the week leading up to Christmas.
For those of you unable to join us in person, the Live Nativity will be viewable on the church website shortly after the event. www.sunprairieumc.org
For many, Christmas is a bittersweet time of the year. For some their hearts are breaking over the loss of a loved one, for some they are battling physical or mental health issues, for some they are facing difficult family situations. If you struggle to find joy in this season, we offer our Longest Night Service. Through music and scripture, prayer and communion, along with the lighting of candles, we hope to help you break the darkness finding the light that Jesus Christ offers. Our Longest Night Service will be held on Monday, December 18 at 7:00. You are invited to join in person or virtually online.
Sunday, December 24 Morning Worship
Join us in the morning for our fourth Sunday of Advent worship online only through our church website at sunprairieumc.org or our YouTube channel. This will be a shorter worship service recorded from a barn that will include Scripture, prayers and Christmas music.
December 24 Christmas Eve Worship
5 pm – Worship with our Christmas Eve Band & Candlelight
7 pm – Worship with our Chancel Choir & Candlelight
9 pm – Worship with the music of a Harp, Communion & Candlelight