Advent Classes

  • November 29 - December 20
    Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

    From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph's place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but still contains valuable lessons. While Joseph never spoke a word, his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.

    In this new Adam Hamilton study, we will examine Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Learn how Joseph's story is much like our own. As we encounter challenging circumstances in life, Joseph provides an example of humbly obeying God and faithfully relying on the strength that God provides.

    Learn more & Register here

  • November 30 - December 21
    Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

    From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph's place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but still contains valuable lessons. While Joseph never spoke a word, his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity.

    In this new Adam Hamilton study, we will examine Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Learn how Joseph's story is much like our own. As we encounter challenging circumstances in life, Joseph provides an example of humbly obeying God and faithfully relying on the strength that God provides.

    Learn more & Register here

  • December 5
    Christmas Story & The Gospel of Luke

    7:00 pm, Room 386
    Luke contains the most treasured elements of the Christmas story. But there is much more to Luke's story, including the birth of John the Baptist, its links to Jesus' story, and claims about Jesus that would shock the Roman world. Join us as we explore the uniqueness of Luke's portrayal of the birth of Jesus. Learn more & Register here

  • December 12
    Christmas Story & The Gospel of Matthew

    7:00 pm, Room 386
    Matthew's gospel contains the beloved story of the wise men. However, there is more to the story, including the shocking story of Herod's actions, and how the genealogy of Jesus links him to the story of Israel. Join us as we explore Matthew's unique depiction of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Learn more & Register here

Advent Events

  • Sunday, December 03
    Advent Festival & Festival of Carols

    5:00 - 8:00 pm, Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall
    This year we invite families to join us for the family-friendly Festival of Carols from 5-6pm in the Sanctuary to sing Christmas carols and enjoy great holiday music and then stay after for dinner and the festival from 6-8pm! There will be activities for kids of all ages, including carriage rides, carnival games, and other holiday attractions. Learn More

  • Sunday, December 10
    Tower Arts: Christmas at Highland Park

    6:00, Sanctuary
    Journey to the manger and experience the beauty of Christmas at HPUMC along with the Chancel Choir and members of the DSO. Our annual holiday tradition is the perfect way to enjoy Christmas with your family and friends. Learn More.

  • Thursday, December 14
    Encore (70+) Advent Worship

    11:00 am, Cox Chapel
    Prepare for the season with Rev. Joy Gonzalez preaching in Cox Chapel at 11:00 am followed by a complimentary lunch at noon in Room 329. Our HPUMC Day School children will be performing Christmas songs at our luncheon. Learn More

  • Thursday, December 14
    The Chapel Advent Service

    7:00 pm, Cox Chapel
    The season of advent is one of waiting, even longing. It is a time of darkness, waiting for the light to finally break through, but it is also a season of expectancy and hope. At The Chapel Advent Worship, we will look at these themes from the dawn of Creation through the birth of Christ using song, scripture, poetry, and prayer. This special and creative service will truly be a night for all: those who find themselves surrounded by darkness, those who have seen the light, and everyone in between. Learn More

  • Sunday, December 17
    Youth Choir Christmas Concert

    4:30 pm, Great Hall
    Please join our fantastic Youth Choir (grades 6-12) as they present a concert of Christmas favorites, old and new. You don't want to miss these wonderfully talented youth as they share the hopeful message of Christmas through scripture and song. Admission to the concert is free. Learn More

  • Sunday, December 17
    Service of the Longest Night

    4:00 pm, Cox Chapel
    Christmas can be a painful time for those who are sad, grieving, or alone. Join us for a special worship service to acknowledge our sadness and to hear hope for the days ahead from the Christmas message. There will be special music, devotional messages, and a candlelight remembrance ceremony in honor of our loved ones. Learn More

  • Sunday, December 17
    Tower Arts: Lessons and Carols

    7:00 pm, Sanctuary
    Sung continually at King’s College since 1918, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols has become one of the most cherished of all holiday traditions. Come to an intimate evening of candlelight, song and scripture as the Chamber Singers of HPUMC join in the 99 year-old tradition! Learn More