Our Advent sermon series, “Singing The Story of Christmas,” examined the history of some of the most beloved Christmas hymns. Christmas carols are the best known and some of the most influential songs in our culture. They connect with us in emotional, spiritual, and theological ways, drawing us into the spirit of the season, and teaching the story of Jesus birth. As we prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming, we dig into some of our beloved Christmas carols to uncover their deeper meaning for us today.
Rev. Alfred Day General Secretary of the United Methodist Archives (and one of Pastor Kate’s professors), who provides insights on the Charles Wesley hymn “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.”
Pastor Kate continues our Advent sermon series (“Singing The Story of Christmas”) with a message about the origins and importance of “Silent Night.”
It turns out “O Come All Ye Faithful” has some interesting history. Pastor Kate explains the hymn’s background, and what we can take away from it today.
For Christmas Eve 2017, we threw a Pajama Party at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, singing hymns, telling the Nativity Story through arts and crafts, and welcoming two special visitors for a Christmas conversation. Here are some video highlights of this special morning.