Advent & Christmas on Peachtree

CHRISTMAS ON PEACHTREE

CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve at Peachtree Road

Christmas Eve Worship Services
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Come celebrate this glorious night with us!
Our beautiful services will offer meaningful messages and magnificent music.
Complimentary childcare for ages 3 and under for the 4:00 & 6:00 pm services.
All services will be streamed live here.  Our offering will bring clean water to Kenya.  Learn more here.

12:00 pm . First Communion of Christmas
A celebration of the Eucharist

4:00 pm . Family Candlelight & Nativity
Children’s choirs and Christmas pageant with nativity characters

6:00 pm . Family Candlelight & Nativity
Children’s choirs and Christmas pageant with nativity characters

8:00 pm . Lessons & Carols
PRUMC Chancel Choir and Brass herald in this most Holy Night

10:30 pm . Lesson & Carols with Eucharist
PRUMC Chancel Choir and Brass with a celebration of the Eucharist

Looking for Jesus

LOOKING FOR JESUS

Advent Sermon Series

Looking for Jesus
Advent Sermon Series
Sundays in December

Everyone seems to be looking for Jesus and the gifts of peace, love, joy, and hope he promises in this season. There are just a couple of problems — many are searching for him in the wrong places and others wouldn’t recognize him if they saw him. Are you struggling to see Jesus in your life? Worship with us each Sunday during December as we join those from that first Christmas in looking for Jesus and the peace he brings.

December 15
Looking for Jesus… Simeon and Anna
December 22
Looking for Jesus… A Lowly Band of Shepherds

Advent Devotional

Looking for Jesus
Advent Devotional
Available now throughout the church campus or click here for pdf version. 

People everywhere around the world are searching. They are longing and yearning to be fulfilled. What every one of us is looking for, and what fulfills our innermost need, is Jesus. This Advent season, we hope you will join us in looking for and finding the Light of the World.

CHORAL SERVICES & CONCERTS

Christmas Eve at Peachtree Road

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, December 15
5:30 pm. Sanctuary

PRUMC Choirs, Peachtree Carillon
Scott Atchison, Oliver Brett, Kathy Fletcher, conductors

For all ages, Carols by Candlelight is a PRUMC tradition adapted from the first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge, held on Christmas Eve in 1918. Our carol service is filled with scripture and exquisite music spanning five centuries. It closes with a community carol sing as we celebrate the magic of Christmas singing “Silent Night” bathed in candlelight. Childcare available for ages 4 and younger by reservation only. Email eveningchildcare@prumc.org to reserve.

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir

Georgia Boy Choir

Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21
7:00 pm, Sanctuary

David R. White, conductor

The Atlanta Holiday Season isn’t complete without this PRUMC favorite! Come hear all five levels of the Georgia Boy Choir as they offer an unforgettable holiday concert. Choristers will perform sacred classics, Christmas carols, and all your holiday favorites. Don’t forget Atlanta’s largest performance of The Twelve Days of Christmas with all the audience participating! Accompanied by a full orchestra and the incomparable Scott Atchison on the Great Organ of PRUMC, this Christmas tradition is sure to fill you and your family with cheer!

OUTREACH

Christmas Kindness 2019

Christmas Kindness

Each December Peachtree Road is privileged to host Christmas Kindness. We provide a shop full of new coats, household items and toys so the working poor of our city may select gifts for their families with dignity, at no cost to them. Beyond providing material items, Christmas Kindness gives an experience of respect and independence to patrons who are known as “working poor.” Many live in area shelters, and all are in need.

Christmas Kindness patrons are warmly welcomed into our church and guided to areas where they select their own gifts for children and family. All items are new, and whether our patrons go home with a toy, a toaster or a warm winter coat, they all leave with the feeling that they matter.  Volunteer here!

Christmas Kindness is not about giving a gift. And it’s not just about giving Christmas. It’s about living Christmas. If you are looking to live out Christmas this year and give of your heart, please join us in supporting this beloved outreach program.

Water for Kenya 2019

Water for Kenya

To date, Peachtree Road has provided 39,000 filters to areas in Kenya. Your generosity has now positively changed the lives of almost a quarter of a million people. Every ounce of clean water brings opportunity. In the areas we have served, people are no longer sick. Their good health brings normalcy and stability to their lives, and to the life of the community.

Because we show up, the regions we serve have experienced:
90% reduction in water-borne illnesses
94% reduction in money spent to treat water-borne illnesses
95% reduction in days of school missed
96% reduction in days of work missed

Each water filter you give provides life-giving clean water to a family for 10 years. You can’t give a better gift than that. Join us in making yet another miracle this Christmas. $40 provides one life-saving UZima water filter that is recommended by the World Health Organization. Please make a difference and give life! Give online here or give in worship on December 24.

PRAYER & PASTORAL CARE

Advent Intercessory Prayer

Advent Intercessory Prayer Ministry
December 1 – 22

Bring God’s comfort and peace to those who need it most. Pray one hour each week during Advent. To volunteer, contact Brittany Charron at 404.240.8305 or brittanyc@prumc.org.

Advent Homebound Visitation

Advent Homebound Visitation

Share Christmas cheer with our homebound adults. On Sundays in December, select a member’s card from the altar rail. Bring a treat, send a note or make a special visit. Let them know they are not forgotten his time of year.

The Longest Night

The Longest Night
Sunday, December 22
5:30 pm, Moore Chapel

All are welcome to join us for a reflective candlelight service on the longest night of the year. Experience the hope that God intended through the coming of Christ. Led by Rev. Julie Wright.