Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas Information

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Services

  • 3:00 pm  Candlelight Drive-In Worship with Communion
  • 5:00 pm  Candlelight Live Stream Family Worship
  • 7:00 pm  Candlelight Drive-In Worship with Communion
  • 9:00 pm  Candlelight Live Stream Worship with Communion & String Quartet

Advent Studies

Incarnation, Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton
Sundays, 4:00 pm – Nov. 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13
Thursdays, 9:00 am – Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10
This study invites you to reflect upon the significance of the names used for Jesus and reclaim the Christ child who brings us together, heals our hearts & calls us to bring light into darkness. Contact the office at to sign up.  Please indicate if you are signing up for the Sunday or Thursday Advent study.

Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent by Amy-Jill Levine
Mondays, 12:30 pm  Women’s Group – Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7
Revisit the birth of Jesus with information that highlights the role of women in 1st Century Judaism, the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, & the flight to Egypt.  Contact Ellie Peiffer at to sign up.

Welcome the Light, daily Advent meditations by Joyce Rupp
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm – Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16
Daily readings refresh our awareness of Christ’s coming to us as divine light and open our minds and hearts to welcome the treasure of Christ’s light within us. Contact Gretty Myers at to sign up. Please indicate if you are signing up for the 1pm or 7pm Advent study.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Print the Advent Calendar HERE.

The children’s Mission: Possible group is challenging the congregation to participate in doing the Reverse Advent Calendar for missions! Instead of (or in addition to) opening a door on an advent
calendar, put one food item in a box for each of the days leading up to Christmas.

The box of needed items will be collected for the Food Pantry serving the Simpson Metro West  neighborhoods.

On Christmas Eve or after, bring the box to church (drop off on front portico) to be donated to the Simpson UMC Food Pantry (serving zips 44102 and 44111), or a food pantry of your choice.

Christmas Donations in Memory or Honor of Loved Ones

Christmas Scholarship Donation Form

This year we will not be ordering poinsettias. Instead, we ask that you donate to the WUMC Scholarship Fund.

You can make your donation in remembrance or in honor of a loved one. On Christmas Eve we will post on our website your name and those you are remembering or honoring.

Celebrating your loved one with this gift will assist with advancing the educational lives of our members in their pursuit of higher knowledge.

If you are interested, please complete the form & send a check to Westlake UMC. Sign-ups will end on December 15th. Please make sure to note on the memo line of your check Christmas Scholarship donation.