Advent is upon us! Sunday, December 3rd marks the official beginning to the Advent season, the time when we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.


Advent has traditionally been a season of repentance and turning back to God and focus our lives on the saving grace of God. It is also a time of anticipation and joy as we remember the great gift of God’s love given through Jesus. Advent carries us through to Christmas day when we rejoice at the arrival of the promised Savior. 


East End UMC is always buzzing with activities and worship opportunities this time of year as we come together for this season. 


Advent is always a joyous time of year, but it is particularly special to celebrate with you at East End UMC. Our traditions and ministries are a true gift and respite amid this busy season.

Advent Devotionals

One way that East End United Methodist Church invites you to focus on God this Advent season is through daily devotional readings, prayers, and spiritual practices. Our pastors and many lay members have written a series of daily reflections and prayers designed to ready your soul for the coming of Christmas. All these reflections are contained in our 2023 Advent Devotional which can be downloaded HERE.


Celebrate Advent With Us

Check out our Advent events below and read more about what each activity or worship opportunity entails!


A Meaningful Advent for Families with Children
December 2, 3:00 PM, at The Getalong

Participants in this workshop will come away with family activities to help make the season of Advent intentional, faith-deepening and memory-making. We will be providing supplies to create a natural Advent wreath, a family nativity story activity as well as some other sweet activities like cookie decorating, carol singing and sensory play for younger children. This is a FREE event and all are welcome! We would love for you to make plans to join us and reserve your spot today by clicking HERE.

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 5:00 PM, at East End UMC Park

1st Annual East End UMC Park Christmas Tree Lighting December 3rd, 5:00 PM. 
We are putting up a Christmas Tree in the park! Come for the lights, carols, hot cocoa, and s’mores!

UMY Carols for Fannie Battle
December 10, 4:00 PM, at East End UMC Park


Our youth are caroling to raise funds for Fannie Battle. Sign up here if you are willing to receive carolers and maybe give a little to Fannie Battle.

Lessons and Carols
December 17, 6:00 PM, at Scarritt Bennett Center


Join us for a beautiful night hearing the lessons of Advent and singing the songs of the season together.

Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2:30 PM, at Eastwood Christian Church


This will be a family friendly service including music, an interactive Christmas story, a short message of Christmas hope, and candle lighting. Come ready to sing, laugh, play, and pray as we await Christmas day.