Advent at BUMC

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. At BUMC, we have a number of programs and events for your whole family to participate in during the Advent season as we wait in anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

Serving Opportunities


Serve with Room In The Inn

We're excited to host guests through Room In The Inn again this year! We will have an abbreviated season beginning December 3 and will welcome guests on Friday nights. Sign up to volunteer as a group to serve dinner, breakfast, and to be overnight hosts through early February. We plan to offer a special evening for our guests on Christmas Eve. Please note that you must be vaccinated in order to volunteer. Masks will also be required. We appreciate your understanding as we do our best to care for our community and those we serve. We still need volunteer groups for December 24 (Christmas Eve).

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The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., A292

In The Journey, Adam Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road. Join us for this 4-week Advent study led by Doug Ralls.

Christmas Eve Services

Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us! We will have 4 in-person services at BUMC this year (childcare available for 3 and under at all services).
We will also have 2 online worship services at 1 & 3 p.m. Both online services will be live-streamed and available for playback after the service.

1 p.m.   Modern Service led by the Praise Band

3 p.m.   Traditional Service led by the Sonshine + College Choir

5 p.m.   Traditional Service led by the Chancel Choir

7 p.m.   Traditional Service led by a Multigenerational Choir


There are many ways you can help create a welcoming presence on Christmas Eve! We anticipate there are many people who will be coming to our church for the first time in awhile – or ever – on Christmas Eve, and you can help us create a welcoming space for all to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Volunteer to be a greeter, usher, or Communion server at one of our 4 services.