Christmas at Auburn UMC

UMW Christmas Market

December 4, 2021 - 8:30am-1:00pm

This is a community-wide Christmas Market with free admission.  Come shop for arts, crafts, foods, decorations, and more.

The AUMC church family is invited to donate frozen soups, casseroles, or baked items to this year’s bake sale. To donate, please email aumcwomenchristmas@outlook.com

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All profits from this sale are used to support local missions through the Auburn United Methodist Women.

For more information, contact Mary Richburg at aumcwomenchristmas@outlook.com

Mat & Savanna Shaw Christmas Concert

December 5, 2021 - 6:30pm | Sanctuary
(Doors open at 5:30pm)

This concert is free to the public, and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Mat and Savanna Shaw are thrilled to present “The Joy of Christmas” – a show centered around the hope and joy of the holidays.  This daddy-daughter duo is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.  Music lovers of all ages have come to love their inspirational spin on timeless favorites.  The performance will include many beloved carols and brand new songs from Mat and Savanna’s 2021 Christmas album.  This performance is certain to bring Christmas cheer to the entire family.  Come gather again to celebrate the hope and joy of the holidays!


Mat and Savanna Shaw are a daddy-daughter duo from Utah that rose to prominence during the COVID-19 quarantine. Savanna, eager to keep in touch with her music friends, started a music social media account. Normally a shy and private teenager, she was nervous to sing her first song by herself, so she asked her dad to join her in singing “The Prayer.”

After that video went viral, Mat and Savanna continued releasing duets on social media and streaming platforms, with singles charting in both the US and UK. They quickly garnered a worldwide following resulting in over a half million YouTube subscribers. In October of 2020, their first album “Picture This” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart.

Jubilate Singers Concert

December 8, 2021 - 12:05pm | Sanctuary

Featuring the dynamic Jubilate Singers, a highly skilled ensemble of mixed voices.  Musical highlights will include the beloved “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly come”, “Here We Come A Caroling”, and many familiar carol favorites.  Jubilate Singers will be accompanied by pianist, Chris Nemec.

Christmas Festival Worship Service of Lessons and Carols

December 12, 2021 - 11:00am | Sanctuary & livestreamed on Facebook and at AUMC.net

Christmas Festival Sunday will begin with an 11:00 Festival Worship service of inspiring music presented by the Festival Choir and full professional orchestra in a thrilling service of Advent and Christmas music interspersed with Scripture readings to fix our hearts and minds on the coming of our Savior.  Joining us will be composer Mary McDonald as we premiere her new Christmas work, “Festival of Christmas.”

Christmas Festival Concert

December 12, 2021 - 6:30pm | Sanctuary & livestreamed on Facebook and at AUMC.net

Christmas Festival will continue with our most ambitious holiday Pops performance to date.  This year’s production will feature the Auburn premiere of Mary McDonald’s newest Christmas work, “Festival of Christmas.”  The second half of the concert will warm your hearts with all  your holiday favorites from the sacred to the Pops, with exciting new arrangements by many of our country’s premiere arrangers and orchestrators.  There will be exciting music for every musical taste.  The high-energy performance with dazzling lighting effects and scenery makes this a great musical treat for the whole family.

A nursery is provided for young children.  No tickets are required.  A love offering will be received.

Handbell Concert

December 14, 2021 - 6:00pm | Chapel

Nothing sounds like Christmas more than handbells! Come join our Bell Ensemble, our Village Bells, and our Genuine Bells as they serenade you with some of your favorite holiday classics to prepare you for the coming of Christ!

Christmas Concert: Auburn UMC Music Staff and Leaders

December 15, 2021 - 12:05pm | Sanctuary

Featuring the talents of our music staff and leaders! Enjoy vocalists Chris Kelsey, Jacquie Cruz, and Gary Klarenbeek, as well as organist Chris Nemec, pianist Gary Klarenbeek and handbell soloist Emily Bigler performing an eclectic program of inspiring vocal and instrumental music on the magnificent sanctuary organ and piano. This program will put you in the Christmas spirit with a diverse mix of holiday favorites.

Christmas Caroling

December 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

Christmas caroling with your church family.  Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 4:00pm and we will visit some of our homebound members to bring them some Christmas cheer.  After caroling, come back to the church for dinner.

Voctave Concert

December 19, 2021 - 3:00pm | Sanctuary
(Doors open at 2:30pm)

O Come, All ye Faithful!  We are thrilled that Voctave is returning to Auburn United Methodist Church. What a beautiful way to celebrate this advent season.

A cappella sensation Voctave has had over 150 million online views of their videos, and their latest album, The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at number 3 on the iTunes charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences.  Hailing from Central Florida, the eleven members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings.  The group has performed with GRAMMY, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps, and Jody McBrayer.  With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts.  Voctave’s seven albums are digitally available on all platforms.

This concert is free to the public, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required, and a love offering will be received.

Longest Night Service

December 19, 2021 - 6:30pm |Chapel

Christmas is a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation, and sadness for many. If your heart is hurting because of grief, illness, broken relationships, loss of a job, or any reason you are feeling more darkness than light this season, this service is for you. Come to our Longest Night Service for meaningful worship that acknowledges the hurt and hollowness you feel and also allows you to experience the comfort and compassion of our loving God in the midst of it all.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5

Jacquie Cruz & Gary Klarenbeek concert

December 22, 2021 - 12:05pm | Sanctuary

Featuring Auburn UMC’s own father-daughter Duo, Jacquie Cruz and Gary Klarenbeek.  They will present a poignant and heartfelt program of sacred music including “Oh Holy Night,” “Baby in the Hay,” “Bethlehem Morning,” to prepare our hearts to receive the Christ Child.

Christmas Eve

  • 3:00pm | Family Friendly Service and Live Nativity
    Join us at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary for a family friendly worship service.

 

  • 5:00pm | Blended Service
    Join us at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary & livestreamed on Facebook and at AUMC.net for a blended service.

 

  • 7:00pm | Traditional Service
    Join us at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary & livestreamed on Facebook and at AUMC.net for a traditional service.

 

  • 11:00pm | Candlelight Service
    Join us at 11:00pm in the Chapel for a candlelight service.