Advent at FUMC 2021

Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas. This Advent season we are focusing on the Signs of Christmas. This theme will be seen throughout our devotionals, worship services, and musical offerings which can all be found below. 

  • Advent Devotional Book

    Click Here to read a daily devotional during the season of Advent written by our own church family. 

  • Advent Breakfast @ Firestone Grill

    Tuesday's at 7:00 am

    November 30, December 7, 

    December 14, & December 21

    Join us for breakfast & devotions. 

    Led by Rev. Dr. Jim Westmoreland. 

  • Youth Christmas Outing

    Youth Outing to Billy Graham Library. Bus leaves at 5pm and returns at 7:30.

    Bring $ for food and activities. 

  • Prayer & Healing Service

    Wednesday, December 1

    @ 6:30 pm in the Chapel

    Led by Mark McIntosh & Kent Huggins.

    A Healing service is a time of prayer, music, and annointing with oil individuals who are in the midst of any type of struggle, asking and trusting God to bring healing. Healing is not magic, and does not always mean a cure for a particular situation. This service is held annually in memory of Sam Harwell.

  • Friends on the go- CLover Choraliers Christmas Concert

    Clover High School Auditorium, Clover SC

    Sunday, December 12th

    Ticket cost $8.00. 

    Lunch cost $8.00 (optional)

    Showtime: 3:00pm

    Bruce will provide lunch at 12:30 at FUMC

    We will carpool from FUMC to Concert.

    RSVP to Stephanie Sholtzes by

    November 22nd 704-864-4371 or

  • Christmas Music on Wednesday's

    December 8: Children Choirs Christmas Concert. dinner in FLC at 5:30pm, Concert in Sanctuary at 6:30pm

    December 15: Christmas Caroling. Dinner in FLC at 5:00pm then splitting into groups to go caroling. 

  • Children's Christmas party for Jesus

    Looking for signs of Christmas. Join us for a scavenger hunt as we look to Jesus. 

    December 12, 5:45- 7:00 pm

  • Christmas Cantata

    December 19

    In the Sanctuary during 11am Worship Service

  • Live Nativity

    December 19

    & December 20

    6:30-8:00  Front Lawn

  • Longest Night: A Service of Hope

    Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:30pm

    First Presbyterian Church, Chapel 1621 E. Garrison Blvd. Gastonia, NC

    This event will also be available for viewing via Livestream at

  • 162 east christmas

    Dinner in the FLC at 5:30 and then join us for a Christmas Concert from our CrossFire band at the 162 East Theatre on December 22. 

  • Christmas Eve

    We will have 2 Worship opportunities on Christmas Eve.

    5:30pm & 10:30pm in the Sanctuary. 

    5:30 will have a children's time, and both services will be communion and candlelight services. 

  • December 26

    ONE SERVICE at 11am

    *NO Sunday school