Advent Sermon Series


Imagine that first Christmas, how overwhelming it was. A soon-to-be first time mom, overwhelmed with all the uncertainty of motherhood. A city overwhelmed with the unexpected crowds. Shepherds overwhelmed with fear by the strange sights they were seeing. But while all of that was going on, God was at work. Soon, the world would know what it means to be overwhelmed with the love of God, shown to us through a newborn.Are you overwhelmed at Christmas time? Join us this Advent and be overwhelmed with joy at the coming of the Christ child.

Join us on Sundays, December 8-24 for Traditional Worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in our Sanctuary or for Modern Worship at 9:45 a.m. or 11 a.m. in The Venue. We look forward to seeing you there!

Christmas Events

Advent Events

  • “Little Drummer Dude” & Family ADVENTure

    Grab your friends and family for a wonderful afternoon at Custer Road! First you’ll enjoy our Gospel Gang children’s choirs performing the musical “Little Drummer Dude” at 3pm in our Sanctuary. It’s a fun musical that tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the perspectives of the wise men, a traveling band, and a little drummer dude. Then after the musical, join us for a fun family ADVENTure in The Commons for cookies, hot chocolate, & the opportunity to create a Family Advent Keepsake! The cost for the Family ADVENTure is $15/family. Everyone is welcome, but please register below.

    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    3:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Musical Celebration

    Our Music Ministry invites you to attend a Christmas Celebration. Our Adult Chancel Choir, Youth Revelation Choir, Children’s Choirs and the Custer Road UMC Orchestra will all perform. This glorious musical celebration focuses on scripture proclaiming the birth of Heaven’s Child born again within us.

    Sunday, December 15
    8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
    in our Sanctuary

Care Ministry Advent Offerings

  • Surviving the Holidays

    Surviving the Holidays helps the grieving in our community navigate the holiday season. Participants will learn practical coping strategies and find hope for the future through the class and the free survival guide. Anyone who is grieving this holiday season is encouraged to come. Surviving the Holidays is offered on Wednesday, December 11.

    Wednesday, December 11
    6:30 p.m. in Room B6

  • Service of Light and Hope

    Join us on Sunday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m. in The Venue for a special worship service. Rev. Sharon O’Connor will be sharing a message of hope and healing for all those who are dealing with suffering and loss this Christmas and holiday season. Invite someone you know who could benefit from this comforting worship service.

    Sunday, December 22
    6:30 p.m. in The Venue

Advent Meditation and Prayer

  • Advent Mediations & Prayer, Led by: Kathy Hines

    Over three Wednesday evenings (Dec 4 – 18), come to the Prayer Room at 6:30pm for short Advent meditations and prayer time. These meditations, led by Kathy Hines, will help to center our hearts on the reality of Christmas and God in our midst. This is a wonderful way to take time in your week to pray and be in meditation undisturbed during this season of advent.

    Join us Wednesdays (beginning December 4 and concluding on Wednesday, December 18) at 6:30pm in the Prayer Room.

    For the easiest access to the Prayer Room, please use the northwest doors behind the Sanctuary.

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Busses will run from 4:30pm until 12:30am to our parking lot at the corner of Custer and Legacy.

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  • Traveler’s Christmas Eve Service

    Are you traveling out of town over Christmas? Do you hate to miss a Custer Road Candlelight Christmas Eve service? This year, we’ll have a Traveler’s Service, a candlelight service held early, on Thursday, December 19, at 7:00pm in The Venue. Come and enjoy Christmas Carols and candlelight before your journey for Christmas.

    Childcare will be available for children ages birth-preschool.

    Thursday, December 19
    7:00pm in The Venue

  • Children’s Worship Service

    Grab your family and join us for a wonderful Candlelight Worship service geared towards children! We’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus together in this lively and fun experience with the Rev. Tim Morrison.

    Childcare will be available for children ages birth-preschool.

    Tuesday, December 24
    5pm in our Sanctuary

  • Modern Worship Services

    Join us and experience this uplifting and inspirational candlelight worship service where we celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy a sermon from the Rev. Dr. Kory Knott together in The Venue.

    Childcare will be available for children ages birth-preschool.

    Tuesday, December 24
    3:30pm – Modern Worship
    The Venue

    5:00pm – Modern Worship
    The Venue


    Holy Communion on Christmas Eve

    Christmas Eve Holy Communion will be available in the Prayer Room during the following times:

    • 4:30-5:00 pm
    • 6:00-6:30 pm
    • 7:30-8:00 pm
    • 9:00-9:30 pm

    It will also be served at our 11:00pm Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary.

  • Traditional Worship Service

    Celebrate with us in our Sanctuary at 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm and 11pm! At our 6:30pm and 8:00pm candlelight worship services, we will be joined by our our Adult Chancel Choir. Our 9:30pm candlelight worship service will feature our Revelation Youth Choir and our Micah College Choir will be featured at our 11pm candlelight worship service.

    Overflow parking is available at the corner of Custer and Legacy, with shuttle busses running to Custer Road UMC throughout the evening. Child care is provided for all children pre-school aged and younger. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us on Christmas Eve! We look forward to seeing you!

    Childcare will be available at the 6:30pm and 8:00pm services for children ages birth-preschool. No childcare is available for the 9:30pm and 11:00pm services.

    Tuesday, December 24
    All traditional worship services take place in our Sanctuary

    6:30pm – Traditional Worship with the Rev. Dr. Kory Knott

    8:00pm – Traditional Worship with the Rev. Dr. Kory Knott

    9:30pm – Traditional Worship with the Rev. Dr. Kory Knott

    11:00pm – Traditional Service with the Rev. Tim Morrison

Hospitality on Christmas Eve

Do you want to help make this the best Christmas Eve ever? We are looking for helpful, smiling, with a servants heart to help our guests this Christmas Eve. Click on the button below to choose where you'd like to serve in hospitality this Christmas Eve. Questions? Email Kelly Graeber at

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