Christmas at Avery UMC

Bring Hope Home This Year
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Nov. 28        1st Sunday of Advent     ~ HOPE
Message:    "The Whole Creation Is Groaning"

Dec. 5          2nd Sunday of Advent ~ PEACE
Message:    "Decluttering for Christmas"


Dec. 12         3rd Sunday of Advent ~ JOY

Message:    "Joyful Dirt"


Dec. 19         4th Sunday of Advent ~ LOVE

Message:    "Charity Broad Enough for Bears"

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
of Lessons and Carols ~ Dec. 24, 7:30 pm

At this time, we anticipate holding Christmas Eve worship in the sanctuary at full capacity,  but request that all attendees wear masks regardless of vaccination status. The service will also be streamed live on Facebook and will be available on demand.


Dec. 26        1st Sunday After Christmas ~ Pajama Day

Worship in style by wearing your (church appropriate) Christmas jammies to church! Christmas sweaters also encouraged. We’ll have prizes for the best dressed children, youth, adults, and families!

Advent Study: Nov. 28 thru Dec. 26

Dig Deeper into Rev. Katie Dawson's book "All Earth Is Waiting"

Sundays at 9 am in the Fellowship Hall

Wednesdays  at 6:30 pm (ZOOM)

Contact Pastor Erik for details & Wed. ZOOM link

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A Season of Giving
Christmas Presents

Trinity West Gifts

Every December, Avery UMC helps several local families from the elementary school across the street with Christmas presents. The gift tags are in the welcome area of the church. If you wish to participate without coming to the church building, contact Laura Stainbrook (724-747-8409,

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Gifts for Shut-ins

Each year we give Christmas gifts to our shut-in members of the church. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 5. Make checks out to Avery UMC. Mark all donations Shut-in Christmas on envelope or on check memo line. Contact Bylle Davidson for further info. Let’s show our love and support!

Wrapping Gifts

Wrapping Paper Sale

Everyone needs wrapping paper this time of year! A church member has donated dozens of rolls of paper, and we are selling them at $5/each. All money collected will go towards Avery in Action. The rolls will be in the church Welcome Area with a donation box nearby. Stop by on Sunday morning or during office hours to get your wrapping paper!