Advent and Christmas 2020

Advent and Christmas at First UMC Baraboo

“Sharing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love with the Community” Advent/Christmas Patio Shelter  

Stop by the church patio to see the beautiful lights and find ‘shelter from the storm’ of 2020.  Our team has created a space for the whole community to rest, reflect, share with each other and strengthen one another in this challenging time.  This week the theme is “love.”  Come by on Thursday, December 24th any time after 4:00 p.m. when there will be special Christmas Eve decorations added!

Christmas Eve Online Worship  8:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Candlelight online service will be offered both on Facebook and through our web site.  We will light the Christ candle, listen to the Christmas story, hear special music, sing “Silent Night” and join together in prayer.  A children’s message will also be included.

On Christmas Day, the Love in Action team will be coordinating the delivery of already prepared Christmas dinners to homebound in our community.

December 27th 10:30 a.m.  Christmas Carol Hymn Sing  This will be a Facebook Live event hosted by Ellile and Cam Kennedy.   To retrieve the Song Sheet, please go to .   This live event will not be available through our web site, only on Facebook.

Please note: no “Sermons by Phone” message for the week of December 27th (Pastor on vacation).

January 3rd  10:30 a.m. Online Worship “Jesus as a Little Boy” Luke 2:41-52,  Special Music by Keri Olson.

January 6th  Epiphany  We will be having a special outdoor activity to mark the Epiphany! Stay tuned for more details.

The 2020 Christmas offering will go to God’s Loving Arms Fund. All during the pandemic, St. Vincent de Paul has been providing services to those in need.  Susan Robinson provides for those in need with a grateful heart and giving spirit.  Their store, which provides much of the helping funds, has seen challenges during this pandemic.  All funds given out by St. Vincent de Paul are from donations, they do not receive any government funding.  This year has seen a surge in requests for assistance as families navigate the challenges of Covid 19.  If you would like to support people in the Baraboo area, please make out your checks to the church and put “God’s Loving Arms” in the memo space.  Thank you Susan Robinson, and the staff at St. Vincent de Paul.