Music Makers is a ministry led by Conya Hartman, Music Ministry Director for Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC is temporarly housed here while they build a new church building) and consists of elementary age children interested in singing and drama from our local community of DeLand. The Christmas musical presented on Sunday, December 3rd is the Christmas story that is “Really, Really, Really Good News!” The Community Christmas Choir from DeLand will present “Messiah - Heaven’s Glory” on Sunday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Written by well-known composer Russell Mauldin, this musical will be sure to delight everyone.Christmas Eve falls on Sunday, December 24th this year. First Christian Church invites and welcomes everyone to come and worship with us on this special day at 10:45 a.m. Come see the beautiful decorations and lights, including a huge floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree trimmed with needlepoint ornaments and Chrismons.One final service before Christ is born on Christmas Day is the Candlelight Communion Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. First Christian Church and Trinity United Methodist Church are working together to make this evening memorable for all. Everyone is welcome to participate in receiving the bread and the cup on this night. Older children and adults will be given a candle which will be lit at the end of the service that is a testament to the faith in Jesus Christ born on Christmas Day. The Lessons and Carols format is storytelling through the reading of select Bible Scripture verses and corresponding Christmas Carols sung. This worship service is contemplative and moving and we hope that you are blessed by it.
Unsure of what the future holds? Struggling with day to day living? Stressed by the news locally and worldwide?Feel lonely and out of touch with family and friends? Do you long for a way to gain ground and be centered somehow?Jesus said…”Come to me all of you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Many individuals and couples have come through the doors of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from other churches and all walks of life. They are amazed as they walk through the door to be warmly greeted with a smile, handshake or a hug and feel “at home” for the first time in way too long. Jesus was all about having relationships. He started one-on-one with each Disciple…calling them to follow Him. We believe that relationships are important too. We would love to make your acquaintance. Discover the Disciples Difference!