Celebrate Christmas at Matthews

You are cordially invited to the Christmas Celebration at Matthews UMC! This Advent Season is packed with opportunities of connection, serving and ministry. Join in one of our eight unique Christmas Eve Services on December 24.

Christmas Eve Morning Worship

  • ONE Morning Worship Service at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary
  • Spanish Servicio en Espanol en el Santuario a las 12:30 pm - Pastor Roldan will lead our Centro Cristiano Hossanna worship in Spanish in the Sanctuary with a time of Communion and special Christmas songs.
  • 1:00 pm Kids & Family Worship in the Gym followed by a Live Nativity in the Courtyard

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services with Communion

  • 2:30 & 4:00 pm - Kids & Family Worship (Gym) Join in a Multi-Generational Acoustic Service with Candlelight and Communion. Children are welcome at all services, but this extra-special experience is sure to delight the little ones as it features carols, an interactive nativity where your whole family can participate, and a Christmas message followed by a time of fellowship.
  • 6 pm - Contemporary (Sanctuary & Livestream) The Matthews UMC Praise Team will lead our Contemporary Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Communion at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
  • 9 pm & 11 pm - Traditional (Sanctuary & Livestream) The Matthews UMC Chancel Choir, Stumptown Brass and Joyfull Ringers Handbell Choir will lead our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Communion at 9:00 and 11:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Live Nativity in the Courtyard at Midnight.

*Nursery (3 & under) provided for all services, except 9 & 11 pm.

Christmas Eve Offering will support Global Impact Mission Partners: Matthews HELP Center, Wajaró, and COSKids Child Development Campus. Contribute until Dec 31 by indicating "Christmas Eve Offering" in your check memo line, on the envelope, or in the drop-down menu online.

*New Year's Eve: ONE CASUAL Worship Service Dec 31 at 9:30 am. No United Kids or Youth small groups. Nursery (3 & under) provided at 9:30 am. 


Christmas Event Highlights

Advent Message Series

During these weeks of Advent, we are called to prepare our hearts, our lives, our relationships and our world to receive that gift of the mysterious, amazing, life-transforming gift of God's love made flesh among us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. When we receive the gift from God, we are called to be the gift to others.

Experience the Gift this Christmas at Matthews UMC!


While on campus this Advent Season, stop by the Nativity in the Courtyard to take a photo with family and friends. This makes a great holiday memory or gift. Be sure to post and tag @matthewsumc on social!