Advent Studies

Sundays at 9:40 a.m.: Youth and some adult Sunday school classes will be studying Adam Hamilton’s “Prepare the Way for the Lord”. Contact Jenny Cross to find a group to join: Begins November 27

Sundays at 4 p.m.: Rev. Catherine Nance will lead a study of “The Angels of Christmas” by Susan Robb. On Zoom. Please register here. Begins November 27

Mondays at 10 a.m.: Rev. Timothy Best will lead a study of “Word Became Flesh – an Advent study of John 1.” In Room 204. Begins November 28

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.: Rev. Palmer Cantler will lead a study called “Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience.” In the Chiles Room. Begins November 30

If you have any questions about these studies, please contact Rev. Tim Best at

Read the 2022 Advent Devotional below:

Join us for these Advent Programs:

  • Sunday, Nov. 27 (First Sunday in Advent)
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: UMW Christmas Program and Luncheon, 11 am, Chapel
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 (Second Sunday in Advent): Advent Craft Festival, 5 pm potluck dinner in Parish Hall, with crafts to follow in the Gym
  • Friday, Dec. 9: Master Arts Concert in the Nave at 7:30 PM, featuring the Knoxville Chamber Chorale, John Orr, director, and the South Doyle Choir, Hannah Berkley, director. Holiday dinner at 6 pm in Parish Hall requires reservations in advance ($30 per person; the concert at 7:30 pm is free and no ticket is required)
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 (Third Sunday in Advent): Children and Youth present Advent & Christmas music (8:30 and 11 am in the nave)
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 (Fourth Sunday in Advent): Lessons and Carols, presented by the Parish Adult Choir and TN Brass; Christmas pageant at 9:45 am in the Gym, followed by coffee and cookies

Celebrate Christmas Eve: Saturday, Dec. 24

All are welcome!

  • 12 Noon: Traditional Candlelight Communion service with soloist
  • 3 pm: Family Service geared toward families with small children
  • 7 pm: Online Worship Premiere (service available for viewing any time after 7 pm premiere)
  • 5:30 and 10:30 pm: Traditional Candlelight Communion service, prelude featuring a prelude by the Parish Adult Choir (nursery for young children will be available at the 5:30 pm service only)

Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day Worship Service at 11 a.m. only (no 8:30 service and no Sunday School)

The Morning of Forgiveness

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Friday, December 9 By Dena Wise The Morning of Forgiveness Read: Luke 1:76-77 ESV “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness […]

The Discomfort of Waiting

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Thursday, December 8 By Caroline Lamar The Discomfort of Waiting Read: Isaiah 35:1-10 A few months ago, a guest from the Soup Kitchen attended the 8:30 a.m. worship service. When it came time for Holy Communion, she remained seated in her pew. The ushers indicated it was her […]

Time to Awaken

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Wednesday, December 7 By Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Time to Awaken Read: Ephesians 5:14-16 NIV “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. Be careful, then, how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the […]