Online Worship – Sundays, 9:15 & 11 a.m.  |  View Previous Services

 

Bulletin

SCRIPTURE
The scripture reading for November 29 is Micha 5:2-5.

Coming Up/Events

ATTENDANCE
Please click the attendance button to let us know you are here, or text FlorisHere to 31996. You will receive an automatic reply.

SERMON SERIES
UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 20
2020 has been a year full of challenges; the pandemic, racial injustice, frightening weather events and differences in an election year. It’s easy to think that Christmas will also be hard and desire to wish 2020 good riddance prevalent. But what if, instead of looking at all that has been hard, we look at the possibility of good? This Advent, join us as we explore how the different names of Jesus help us to see light and hope.

ADVENT STUDY
BOOK: INCARNATION BY ADAM HAMILTON
GROUPS BEGIN THE END OF NOVEMBER
Join a Life Group this Advent season as we study the book, ‘Incarnation, Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas’ by Adam Hamilton. Digging deeper together brings us all closer to God. Learn more and sign up at FlorisUMC.org/Advent-Study.

CHRISTMAS CONVERSATIONS WITH REV. TOM BERLIN
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 7 PM
Rev. Tom Berlin is joined by, Pastor Barbara Miner and Pastor Bob Riggles to help us understand what Advent is and how we can embrace its true meaning. Kelly Crespin, Director of Children and Family Ministries, also joins Tom with ideas to help families celebrate Advent in this unique year. Join this week’s live Christmas Conversation on Tom’s Facebook page.

DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
DECEMBER 3, 7 PM
You are not alone in caring for a loved one with dementia. Please join our virtual support group to share experiences and gain insight as you travel the journey of supporting a loved one with memory impairment. The group meets via Zoom on the first Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. For questions or to obtain the Zoom link, please contact Carol Benson at cbenson@florisumc.org.

VIRTUAL SOUTH ASIAN WORSHIP WORSHIP AND CONNECT
DECEMBER 5, 6:30 – 8 PM
Join our monthly family gathering for a time worship, kids’ scripture recitation, prayer and message. Register for this event here or contact Pastor Bob Riggles at briggles@florisumc.org for more information.

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 5, 7 PM
Kwan Mcknight of The First Baptist Church of Vienna will join members of our contemporary band to form a jazz ensemble. Join us for soulful renditions of some of our favorite Christmas tunes via Facebook Live. Share the love with your friends and neighbors by inviting them to virtually watch alongside you! For more information, please visit FlorisUMC.org/Event/Christmas-Jazz-Ensemble

JOURNEY TO CHRISTMAS
DECEMBER 11 & 12, 5 – 8 PM
Experience the story of the birth of Jesus in 3D! We are recreating the story of the first Christmas in our parking lots. You, your family and friends will be able to enter into the story from the safety and comfort of your car. A narration will be provided on your mobile phone, as you slowly drive by each station. Come enjoy this special time as we remember how light came into the world on that first Christmas. If there is inclement weather, this event will take place the following weekend, December 18 – 19.

VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CANTATA
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 13, 11 AM
Worship with us as we celebrate the newborn King with music. Join us for a Classic Christmas Cantata where we will share songs of love, peace, joy and hope as we remember that Christ came to earth to bring light to the world.

XROADS CHRISTMAS PARTY
DECEMBER 13, 4:30 – 6 PM
Join us for the XRoads annual Christmas party! This year will feature games, take home treats and lots of holiday cheer – you won’t want to miss it! Like in years past, we will be hosting a White Elephant gift exchange. Bring a wrapped gift valued at around $10. For more information, please contact Kim Harney at kharney@florisumc.org.

DARKNESS TO LIGHT SERVICE
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 17, 7:30 PM
Christmas is a season of cheery songs, ringing bells and the expectation that you will have a good time, but that is not how it feels for many people. This year has been hard on everyone, perhaps from loss, grief or anxiety overwhelming us during this Christmas season. If you are experiencing any of these feelings, Floris UMC invites you to our Darkness to Light Worship service to take the time and space to reflect, recall and regroup. For more information, please visit, FlorisUMC.org/Event/Darkness-To-Light.

A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 19, 7 PM
The musicians of Floris UMC’s Traditional Music Ministry are offering a Classic Christmas Concert. Join us to celebrate Jesus’ birth and share his love, joy and peace through music.

MARY’S STORY: A CONTEMPORARY CANTATA
VIA FACEBOOK LIVE
DECEMBER 20, 9:15 AM
Join us online for an unforgettable telling of the Christmas story through scripture and son from the eyes of Mary. Our contemporary band will share a collection of music that will help you experience the joy of that first sacred Christmas. For more information, please visit FlorisUMC.org/Event/Marys-Song.

BRIGHT LIFE CHRISTMAS PARTY
DECEMBER 20, 6:30 – 8 PM
Join us for our annual BrightLife Christmas party! This year will feature a holiday themed team relay race, take home treats and our big Secret Santa reveal! For more information, please contact Kim Harney at kharney@florisumc.org.

CHRISTMAS EVE GIVING
DECEMBER 24
Throughout 2020, Floris UMC/Restoration has and continues to support our neighbors and communities across the globe through our partner organizations and their efforts to help families affected by COVID-19. This year’s recipients are Cornerstones, Helping Children Worldwide, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and Community & World Impact Fund. Christmas Eve Giving is our church’s gift to others so that they can rediscover joy, peace, hope and love this season. Every cent of your generosity enables our church and organizations in our community and world to do life-transforming work. For more information, please visit FlorisUMC.org/Christmas-Eve-Giving.

MEETING SPACES
Looking to meet at Floris UMC in a large room or our under our tent outdoors? Visit FlorisUMC.org/Health for more information.

ATTENDANCE

Click Here
PREVIOUS SERVICES

Click Here

9:15 AM Worship Song Lyrics

Said the night wind to the little lamb:
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite”

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy:
“Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song, high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea”

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king:
“Do you know what I know?
In your palace warm, mighty king
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold
Let us bring Him silver and gold
Let us bring Him silver and gold”

Said the king to the people everywhere:
“Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace, people everywhere!
Listen to what I say!
The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light”

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly swinging o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Shepherds why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
Say what may the tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Gloria In Excelsis Deo

See within in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heav’n and earth
Mary, Joseph lend your aid
With us sing our Savior’s birth

It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come
with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats
o’er all the weary world;
above its sad and lowly plains,
they bend on hovering wing,
and ever o’er its Babel sounds
the blessed angels sing.

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
whose forms are bending low,
who toil along the climbing way
with painful steps and slow,
look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
and hear the angels sing!

For lo! the days are hastening on,
by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years
shall come the time foretold
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song
which now the angels sing.

Away in a manger, no crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the night sky
And stay by my side till morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me I pray
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there

Oh-oh…

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor Shepard in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Oh-oh…

They looked up and they saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made heaven and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind has bought

Sing praise

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King
Born is the King
Born is the King of Israel

Oh-oh…

1 CHURCH, 4 LOCATIONS

Worshipping Online?Don't forget to Give!