This Sunday, December 11, is the third Sunday of Advent, the Sunday on which we light the candle of Joy. And wow, do we have a joyful service planned! We’ll be celebrating a baptism and receiving eight new members, then turning the service over to the Sunday School and Youth Group for the annual Christmas Pageant ~ a Christian take on “Frozen” called “Unfrozen!” We hope to see you then ~ have a blessed week!
The church’s holiest season began Sunday, November 27, with the lighting of the first Advent candle, the candle of Hope. In subsequent weeks we light the candles of joy, love and peace, and on Christmas Eve we light the Christ candle.
If you’ve been shopping over the past few days, you’ve probably noticed the pandemonium. The outside world ~ who so desperately needs the word of Christ ~ has tumbled straight into Christmas. But inside churches throughout the world, a quieter celebration is taking place. Advent is a time of anticipation, reflection and yes, hope ~ the hope of Christ’s return in glory and the permanent establishment of his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. We invite you to join us this and every Sunday as we worship, pray and sing. As Hillsong Worship writes, what a beautiful name it is ~ the name of Jesus!
If you’d like to hear some new Christmas music, click on the link to our New Hymns page ~ there you’ll find a half dozen new Advent and Christmas songs for your Holy Day enjoyment!
The Sayville United Methodist Church is a community of faith that celebrates the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our church welcomes people of all ages and stages of faith. We offer many Bible studies as well as programs for youth, senior citizens and everyone in between. We are located at 164 Greene Avenue in Sayville, NY, at the intersection of Greene Avenue and Montauk Highway, across from Dunkin Donuts. Parking is available in the lot across the street on the Greene Avenue side. The church also has a small lot reserved for our seniors and disabled attendees.
We hope you’ll join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Throughout the year, we also offer a number of special services, including Youth Sundays (led entirely by our youth group) and Music Services (featuring creative instrumentation and a short sermon). Our average attendance is approximately 120 during the school year and 100 during the summer. Please be sure to pick up a visitor’s packet while you’re here! Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5. Feel free to call us at (631) 589-0624 or email us at email@example.com if you have any further questions! May God bless you this day and always!
The United Methodist Church (formerly the Methodist Church) has been serving our Lord Jesus Christ since 1784. If you’d like to learn more about United Methodism, we invite you to visit the United Methodist website at http://www.umc.org
To find out what’s going on in our local District of United Methodist Churches here on Long Island, visit http://www.liedistrict.com