Christmas 2017

Check out all that is happening at Ringgold United Methodist Church this Christmas season!

Worship & Events

Christmas Eve Morning
9:00 AM – A brief Traditional Service of Communion and Song (No Childcare – Children Welcomed)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship

  • 5:00 PM – Contemporary (Children’s Presentation – Live Band – Nursery Available)
  • 10:00 PM – Traditional (Full Choir – No Childcare)

Advent Sermon Series

Presence: God’s Greatest Present.

It is so easy to lose Christmas. We forget that Christmas is all about the presence of God and not presents under the tree. Christmas is a celebration of “God with us.” God entered the world in a very special way through Jesus. Years before Jesus was born, Isaiah predicted the kind of Savior Jesus would be and the way he would enter the world. The book of Isaiah talks about Jesus being a

Wonderful Counselor who offers us the gift of guidance.
Mighty God who offers us the gift of strength.
Prince of Peace who offers us the gift of peace.
Everlasting Father offering us the gift of security.
Join us as we discover Jesus’ Presence in fresh and creative ways.

2017 Church Family Christmas Candle

Sunday November 26
Help start a new tradition at RUMC! Bring a candle from home and place it on the altar. Any size, any color, maybe even from last Christmas. Each candle represents how every person is different, but how every person is important. Each candle is part of the family. We will melt the candles together to make a large Church Family Christmas Candle that will be used during Advent Sundays and on Christmas Eve. This will be fun and meaningful. We hope you can participate.

Christmas Poinsettias

Order your poinsettia(s) in honor of the memory of someone by Sunday, Dec. 3rd and help make RUMC beautiful for the season. Form available in worship, at the church office, or at myRUMC.org.

Deck the Halls Day

Wednesday Nov. 29 @ 4p
Come on up to the church a couple of hours before Wednesday Groups start and help us get ready for the Christmas season. We will be decorating trees, placing garland, hanging wreaths, setting lights, and generally spreading Christmas Cheer. Don’t worry, we will have a few pizza’s and drinks available for growling tummies.

Christmas Celebration with Songs & Carols

December 3rd @ 4:30p
Plan to attend as we kick off Advent with a fun family gathering featuring the many diverse talents that RUMC is blessed with. You will enjoy this celebration alongside the children’s sings, youth performers, contemporary band, and full choir. And just for fun, we will be giving an award for the MOST AWESOME GREATEST sweater.

New Year’s Eve Day Worship

Regular Schedule

  • 9:00 AM Traditional
  • 10:00 AM Sunday School
  • 11:00 AM Contemporary

Outreach & Giving

COMPLETE: Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to those who got involved this Christmas season and packed a shoebox for kids in need!

Children’s Celebration of Christmas Volunteers

A beautiful way to help people in our local community at Christmas.
C.C.C. includes snacks, a Christ Cake, photos with Santa, a brief program sharing the real meaning of Christmas, a gift and stocking for each child, a large supply of food and household items for each family. We hope to illustrate God’s love for about 50-60 families and well over 100 children.

How can you help?

  • Volunteer:
    • Gift Wrapping (Wed., Dec. 6th @ 6:00PM)
    • At The Event (Saturday, Dec. 9th @ 3:00PM)
  • Donate:
    • Fill A Red Bag – available in Lobby and Heritage Hall – return by Dec. 6th.
    • Sponsor A Child – gifts for each child cost about $25. Mark check CCC.
    • Bring Food Items – CCC harvest Sundays will be Nov. 26th and Dec. 3rd.
    • Sign-up and donate on Sundays, by contacting Eddie Floyd at 423-488-6317/efloyd@catt.com, or at myRUMC.org

Alternative Christmas Gifts

Beginning December 3rd
Looking for that perfect gift for the person who has everything? Visit our Alternative Christmas Gift table in the lobby before and after worship and find a gift that will make a difference while supporting RUMC missions.

Christmas Offering

The 2017 Christmas Offering will be given on Christmas Eve and will provide
needed support in these areas:

  1. Help those in need – 50%  – by supporting crucial ministries (Wesley Woods, Homeless Offering, Christ Chapel, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home).
  2. Reach people for Jesus – 20% – by supporting the UGA Wesley Foundation (www.ugawesley.org).
  3. Share God’s love in our community – 30% – by supporting 2018 local mission and outreach.