Archive for Christmas

The story of Christmas: a live nativity // La historia de la navidad: una natividad en vivo

On the road with Mary and Joseph
Caminando con María y José

Where // donde: Watsonville First United Methodist Church
Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida de Watsonville
229 Stanford St., Watsonville, CA 95076

When //cuando: Sunday // domingo
December 23 // 23 de diciembre  
10:00 am // 10:00 de la mañana

For children, youth and the young at heart!
¡Para niños, jóvenes y los jóvenes de corazón!

 

Christmas Concert and Sing-along // Concierto Navideño y Canto

The Christmas Concert and Sing-along is on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, December 9, 2018 during worship in the Sanctuary. The Watsonville Music Program Youth Chorus, and our church Worship Choir will join together on December 6th to present a Christmas Concert and Singalong. Please invite guests to attend and participate as we come together to share the joy of the season! 

El Concierto de navidad y canto es el jueves 6 de diciembre del 2018 a las 6:30 pm y el domingo 9 de diciembre del 2018 durante el servicio. El Coro Juvenil del Programa de Música de Watsonville y nuestro Coro de Adoración de la iglesia se unirán el 6 de diciembre para presentar un Concierto de Navidad y Canto. ¡Invite a sus amigos y familiares a asistir y participar mientras nos reunimos para compartir la alegría de la temporada!

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Unwrap the true meaning of Christmas with us this Christmas Eve. We will have our annual candlelight service at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve. This is a very special time of year and we would like to invite everyone to join us. There will be a cookie potluck after the service so bring goodies to share. Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with us through songs, scripture, and community.

Watsonville Music Program Youth Chorus // El Coro Juvenil del Programa de Música de Watsonville

Christmas Eve Service // Servicio de nochebuena

Christmas Eve Service
Servicio de nochebuena

December 24, 2016
24 de diciembre de 2016
5:00 pm

Worship service every Sunday at 10:00 am
Servicio de adoración todos los domingos a las 10:00 de la mañana.
All welcome! // ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

The Nativity // la natividad

IMG_9875Participate in the story of Christmas, a Live Nativity, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 10:00 am, and our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, on Wednesday, December 24th at 5:00 pm.  OUR CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING will be taken for Monarch Services, formerly Women’s Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres.  Join us!

 

 

“Walks Like a Duck!”

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing….” Isaiah 35:1-2a

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, you can be reasonably sure that it is—that’s right—a duck! And whether I sound like one or not, you can tell what we’re waiting for here at Watsonville First, as soon as you walk in the door.

Photos from phone to 12.21.13 009

It’s that special time of preparation, as we gear up for that silent night, holy night of Jesus’ birth. It is the ultimate season of anticipation, because there is so much to look forward to. And that sense of wonder is something we all could use a little more of.

It reminds me of the four-year-old, who was spending an afternoon with her grandmother, delivering Meals-on-Wheels to elderly shut-ins in the area. The little girl was intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.

At one house, grandmother found the little girl staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As the grandmother braced herself for the inevitable barrage of questions, the four-year-old merely turned to her and whispered, “The tooth fairy will never believe this!”

And that’s the approach we’d like too, especially during this time of Advent, as we get ready for Christmas, and then the New Year 2015. Let us rejoice and give thanks to God for this exciting year of ministry, and the possibilities ahead. Let us be inspired as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And let’s put the spiritual back into our lives, and make sure we celebrate what really matters.

How wonderful it is that God calls us, all of us, together for new and continuing ministries with new and continuing people! What a blessing.

Advent Worship Schedule // Calendario de Adviento y Adoración

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