North Broadway United Methodist Church

Advent and Christmas

Worship and Music

The book of Isaiah reminds us that every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low.  Indeed, Advent arrives in anticipation of the arrival of the Prince of Peace.

Our children will welcome in the season with a new Introit, “Rejoice, Rejoice”, on December at 11 a.m. worship, and choirs will share music familiar and music new throughout the following weeks leading to Christmas Eve on December 24.

Song & Soul: A Service of Love & Light with Short North Church
Wednesday, December 13, 6:00 p.m. at the Short North Stage

Children’s Christmas Pageant, Sunday, December 17 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
The Children of North Broadway will share the story of Christ’s birth.

The Longest Night Service, Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel
A service intended for those experiencing loss, grief, or for those having difficulty finding joy in the Christmas season for whatever reason. This quiet service includes lighting candles in memory of departed ones dear to us. Jayne Allison and Sybil Baker will provide special music for this service.

The Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship
Join us for one combined service at 10:30 a.m. on December 24 as we observe the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve Services, Sunday, December 24
Family Service, 4:00 p.m.: This service is especially appropriate for families with young children. Music will be provided by our Children’s Choir, directed by Leslie Ritter and the Contemporary Choir, directed by Lisa Miller.
the Source [Candlelight Worship], 6:00 p.m.: A modern worship experience with music provided by Andy Clingman and the Source [Collective].
Candlelight Service, 8:00 p.m.: Enjoy music by the North Broadway Bells, the Chancel Choir, Courtney Bertsch (flute), and organist Jason Mace.
Candlelight Service, 10:00 p.m.: The Youth Choir will sing, along with performances by soloists Gail Nelson, Melanie Richards, Jackson Richards-Jarvis, Josh Richards-Jarvis, and Maggie Szabo.

New Year’s Eve Worship
We return to our regular schedule of worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 31.


Events and Outreach

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center Breakfasts
Every Sunday morning in December, NBUMC will provide a hot breakfast for those in our community.
Volunteers are needed to provide food, to serve breakfasts, and to offer hospitality.

The Giving Tree
Available December 3 and 10, with requested items due back on December 17
Collection items will be personal items for those who are served by New Life Community Outreach

Share the Light: An Alternative Giving Program
Available December 3 and 10
Benefiting YWCA, Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, and Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti

The Gift of Music for Wesley Glen
Collection of gently-used iPods and/or unused iTunes Gift Cards for the Dementia Care programs at Wesley Glen, for the creation of personalized music programs that aim to facilitate deep, emotional recall in patients