Christmas is a special time of the year at Washington Street UMC. You are invited to join in the celebration that God is with us through the birth of Jesus Christ.

Click the images below to find out details about everything going on at Washington Street this joyous season.

This year, the focus of the Advent season at Washington Street is a Who-Ville Christmas. You are invited to join in worship as we seek to claim and celebrate the miracle of God in the birth of Jesus Christ, and how Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas shares the Christmas story. Read the Advent sermons online, or join in worship on Sunday mornings!

** While we do not hold a Christmas Day service, you are invited to ‘Worship Where You Are!’ You can find an order of worship to celebrate with on Christmas morning – click here! We hope you and your family enjoy your Christmas celebration and spend time remembering the great news of great joy in the birth of Jesus Christ.

Not Everyone Gets Into It (Mark 1:1-8)
December 2, 2018

The Grinch thought the Whos only celebrated because of the gifts and decorations. Perhaps we should be asking, who really needed to change? John the Baptist will be our focus, as he calls us to prepare the way in our own lives to welcome Christ.

MAXimizing Christmas (Matthew 3:18-25)
December 9, 2018

Max (the dog) wanted nothing to do with the Grinch’s plan to steal Christmas from the Whos. Yet, when it came time to take Christmas back, Max was fully in action! Joseph has a similar story: he was scared of Mary’s pregnancy, even inquiring about leaving her. But once he accepts God’s will, he is fully supportive, and takes her to Bethlehem to be registered as his wife.

Sweet Cindy Lou Who (Luke 1:39-56)
December 16, 2018

When Cindy Lou encounters the Grinch, she questions what he’s doing. When Mary encounters the Angel, she sings of God’s glory. Which approach do we take to the news of Christmas approaching?

WHOs Singing (Luke 2:8-14)
December 23, 2018

The WHOs and the Angels proclaim the good news and great joy through song, proclaiming for all who would hear the choruses of their voices.


Christmas Eve Evening Worship

First Night on
New Year’s Eve

Children’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 24, 5:30pm
December 31, 7pm-11pm
December 31, 7pm-8pm
Celebrate and embrace the promise of God delivered through the birth of Jesus at our candlelight Christmas Eve service. All in the community are welcome to attend as we celebrate the miracle of our Savior’s birth. First Night Alexandria is a celebration of the new year through the performing arts with fireworks at midnight! It’s fun, affordable, safe and family friendly. Washington Street will host the Alexandria Singers, who will perform in the Sanctuary. In conjunction with First Night Alexandria, WSUMC will host an early New Year’s Countdown from 7-8pm for families who don’t plan on staying up until midnight. There will be cookie decorating, noise maker crafts, face painting, and a special New Year’s Eve photo booth.
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