Advent & Christmas
Celebrations at UALC

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Advent 2022 — Light to the Nations

The prophet Isaiah lived in a world shrouded in darkness, but he pointed forward to the coming of a great Light — the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah would be a light not only to Israel, but to all people of the world. Not only did the Messiah come into the world as Isaiah prophesied, he also brought about and still is bringing about the Kingdom in every nation — opening eyes that are blind, freeing the captives, releasing those in darkness, and bringing justice to the nations. In Advent, we join together with those all over the world as we both long for and celebrate the finished work of Jesus! 

Celebration of Advent

December 4

9:00 am, 11:00 am, & 2:00 pm

Mill Run

Advent is a rich season in the Christian calendar — a time set aside for longing and hope. We dramatize this longing and hope each year in a special time of worship we call the “Celebration of Advent.” The service is at the Mill Run Campus this year and features special music from our worship arts teams, choirs, and orchestra, as well as dramatic elements to bring the themes of Advent to life.


There will be no services at Lytham Road on December 4.

Family Advent Devotions

Weekly Online

Every Sunday of Advent, we have a devotion just for you that will help your family center around Christ’s coming during this season. The Devotion is sent via email each week, or accessed online.

Advent Midweek Services

December 1, 8, & 15  ∙  12:00 pm

Lytham Road

Worship the Lord, hear the Word of God, and celebrate communion. An oasis amid the season’s hustle and bustle. Light lunch following.

Joy to The World Christmas Concert

December 10  ∙  2:00 pm

Lytham Road

Listen to the Christmas Story, see a kid’s Nativity tableaux, hear Carol Choir kids, and sing Christmas carols together.

Kids' Christmas Party

December 11  ∙  4:30–6:30 pm

Lytham Road

Dinner, a movie, and time to make parents or grandparents a Christmas present. This is a

drop-off event for Pre-K-5th grade. Kids must be registered prior to the event to attend. Limited availability.

Christmas Eve

Lytham Road Sanctuary:

4:00 pm Worship (Nursery Available)

5:30 pm
Worship with Communion

Watch the livestream here.


9:00 pm Traditional Service

Watch the livestream here.


10:30 pm Traditional Service with Communion

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Mill Run Sanctuary:


4:00 pm Worship (Nursery Available) Watch the livestream here.


5:30 pm Worship


7:30 pm Worship with Communion

Christmas for Internationals

December 16 ∙  7:00 pm

Mill Run

An evening of food, fellowship, music and telling of the first events of Christmas, especially suited for an international audience.

Christmas with Ashley & Caleb Fruhling

December 15  ∙  7:00 pm

Lytham Road

Our Worship Arts Director, Ashley Fruhling, and her brother Caleb will be sharing a special evening of Christmas music from their album, The Overflow.

Christmas Day

10:00 am  ∙  Lytham Road

This year Christmas Day takes place on a Sunday. We will offer a simple worship service of Scripture and carols. This service will also be livestreamed for those who want to enjoy it while staying in their Christmas pajamas.

The will be no services at the Mill Run Campus on Christmas morning.

New Year’s Services

New Year’s Eve Jazz Service

December 31

Mill Run
5:00 pm Concert
5:30 pm Worship with Communion

New Year’s Day

January 1  ∙  10:00 am
Combined worship and livestreams at both Lytham Road and Mill Run campuses.

Looking for more?

Check out our new Ministry Guide to learn about everything going on this season at UALC!