Christmas Season

at Union

Come as you are! We can’t wait to get to know you, the beautiful YOU God has created.

We are more concerned with people’s hearts than what they are wearing. Feel free to wear what you’re comfortable in.

We offer both traditional and contemporary services. Worship in the style you prefer: all is for God’s glory.

Don’t be alarmed when you see an Irmo PD presence on campus; they’re here for everyone’s safety.

Our nursery is staffed by trained and background-checked caregivers, ready to love on children 0-3 years old. But babies are welcome in “big church” too!

Every Sunday, except the 1st Sunday, children leave before the sermon for their own church experience. But children are welcome to stay in worship too!

Welcome to Union United Methodist Church!

Join us for Christmas at Union! We celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of Jesus' birth through many events during the month of December. All are invited and welcome at every event.


Below you will find a listing of events and details for each. We look forward to seeing you!

Events & Worship
The Living Christmas Story
December 2-4, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The Living Christmas Story is a drive-through "living" story of Jesus' birth.


Come enjoy this free event as you drive along a 1/3 mile route through the church’s parking area, which has been transformed into the city of Bethlehem to re-enact the ‘greatest story ever told.’ This is a gift to our community with no admission fee.

To learn more about The Living Christmas Store, click the button below.

Lessons & Carols Service
December 11,  9 a.m.

Join us for a Lessons & Carols service presented by our Chancel Choir at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


We will have readings from the nine traditional, scriptural lessons followed by music selections. The choral repertoire being performed is sure to inspire and bless those in attendance. Selections will range from literature in the Anglican tradition to contemporary coral music. The Chancel Choir will be joined by an orchestra to lead a dynamic service during Advent. We would love to have you and your family in attendance!


Contemporary worship service will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. on this Sunday to accommodate the orchestra.

The Living Nativity
December 18,  4 p.m.

The Living Nativity will be presented by the Union Praise Band on Sunday, December 18, at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This is a service with songs and children participating in the story of Jesus' birth.


We are looking for children 4-18 to participate. There are no speaking parts, you just need to be willing to participate. If your child or youth is interested, please fill out the online form by clicking the button below.

First Sunday in Advent - Hope
November 27,  9 & 11 a.m. services

Join us for traditional worship at 9 a.m. or contemporary worship at 11 a.m. to start our season of Advent and we light the candle of Hope. 

Scripture for the week: Matthew 24: 36-44

Second Sunday in Advent - Love
December 4,  9 & 11 a.m. services

Join us for traditional worship at 9 a.m. or contemporary worship at 11 a.m. for our second week of Advent as we light the candle of Love. 

Scripture for the week: Matthew 3: 1-12

Third Sunday in Advent - Joy
December 11,  11 a.m. service

Join us for our Goodness & Light special service at 9 a.m. or contemporary worship at 11 a.m. in the Chapel for the third week of Advent as we light the candle of Joy. 

Scripture for the week: Matthew 11: 2-11

Fourth Sunday in Advent - Peace
December 18,  9 & 11 a.m. services

Join us for traditional worship at 9 a.m. or contemporary worship at 11 a.m. for our fourth week of Advent as we light the candle of Peace. 

Scripture for the week: Matthew 1: 18-25

Christmas Eve Services
December 24,  4 & 7 p.m. Services

Join us for our Christmas Eve services to celebrate Christ's birth!


Contemporary Service at 4 p.m.

Traditional Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.


Everyone is invited and welcome!

Nursery will be provided for both services.

Christmas Day Service
December 25,  10:30 a.m. service

Wear your Christmas pajamas and join us for a short service on Christmas morning to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Nursery will not be provided, because all children are encouraged

to be a part of this short fun service.