Advent/Christmas 2012


Sunday December 9 at 9am in the Sanctuary

Choir Presentation

The choir and congregation of Commack United Methodist Church will celebrate the season with a choir cantata on Sunday, December 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the main Sanctuary.  The cantata, Lead Me Back to Bethlehem is written by Pepper Choplin and directed by Dotty Arola.  Lead Me Back to Bethlehem helps us all witness the joyful exuberance of the shepherds, the serene peace of Mary, the redeeming love of the newly born Christ Child.  The words and music will lead us back to that wondrous night to experience the utter simplicity of that blessed event and see the start of holy light, following wherever it leads us.  Join us for this very special worship service. 

Sunday, December 16 at 5pm in the 1789 Chapel 

Longest Night Service

The holiday season is often very difficult for those who have experienced loss and hard times during the previous year.  Yet the very message of Christmas is one of hope and comfort.  Is it possible to experience joy even when you feel the grief of the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the worry and discouragement of an illness, the disappointment of dreams abandoned?  A Longest Night service is an opportunity to acknowledge the reality of life and thus be freer to experience the joy that is the Christmas celebration.  You are invited to join us for a very beautiful and moving Longest Night service on Sunday, December 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the historic 1789 Chapel for Commack United Methodist Church. 

Sunday December 23 at 4pm in the 1789 Chapel

Service of Lesson and Carols:

Come and sing the beloved hymns of the season and hear the story of Christmas in a beautiful traditional setting.  We will gather on Sunday, December 23rd at 4:00 p.m. in the historic 1789 Chapel of Commack United Methodist Church.  It is an event sure to enhance your experience of the joy and wonder of Christmas.  The 1789 Chapel is on the north side of the property. 

Monday December 24 - Christmas Eve Services:

5pm Family Service:

Gathering with loved ones on Christmas Eve?  Bring the whole family to the Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Commack United Methodist Church in the main Sanctuary.  With Christmas hymns, candle light and a special story for the children, it will be a festive start to your Christmas celebration! 

Evening Service:

Experience the wonder and awe of Christmas at The Commack United Methodist Candle-light Christmas Eve service.  We will gather in the main Sanctuary at 11:00 p.m. and greet Christmas Day together as the clock reaches midnight.  In the joy and beauty of the season, we will hear of and experience the amazement of a loving God who comes to be near us. 

 Sunday after Christmas Day 

If you didn’t have the opportunity to worship on Christmas, don’t despair!  It’s not too late.  Join us at Commack United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 30th at 9:00 am in our main Sanctuary as we continue to celebrate the amazing love of God who comes to be near us.  Together, we will end the year on a positive note and prepare for 2013 – God’s new beginning for us.