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 Gifting Christmas Presence. You are invited to join in worship as we seek to claim and celebrate the miracle of God in the birth of Jesus Christ. 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!’ Look for more information about Christmas Day worship soon. 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.


Worship Fully (Luke 1:26-56)
December 3, 2017

In the Biblical story, nearly everyone who encountered the infant King stopped to worship him. This time of year when worshipping Jesus should be the easiest, it is often the hardest.

Spend Less (Isaiah 40:1-11)
December 10, 2017

How strange and sad it is that debt and consumerism reach their pinnacle on the morning we celebrate the birth of Jesus – the Savior who came to liberate us from these things.

Give More (John 1:1-18)
December 17, 2017

God gave us the gift of presence (in the Incarnation). In celebrating God’s gift, we have confused the invitation with the gifting of presents.


On Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve – we will have a Sunday morning brunch in lieu of worship in the Sanctuary. Come and join in the celebration of Christmas as we share a Christmas brunch, sharing our favorite Christmas morning foods. The church will provide a Christmas ham. You’re invited (but NOT required) to sign up to bring one of your favorite dishes. Click here to bring a dish. Bring the family as we join as community in this special Christmas Eve worship experience around the table.


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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