Hanging of the Greens

Saturday, December 2 from 9 am – Noon

It’s more than just putting ornaments on a Christmas tree! Hanging of the Greens is an ancient tradition in the Church where we gather to mark this sacred time of anticipation for the birth of the Christ Child. We will decorate the church space, sing carols, craft new ornaments, and share a meal together (lunch is provided). There will be something for all ages!

Advent Begins

Sunday, December 3

Church Conference

Wednesday, December 6 at 8 pm

Church Conference is a yearly gathering where we take stock of where we’ve been, hear about where we are going, and hear a devotion (short sermon) from our District Superintendent. It’s a good time to learn a bit more about how the church is structured and some of the innerworkings of Chapel Hill in broader United Methodism. Also, it’s only an hour! While elected leaders are required to attend, everyone is invited and encouraged to come learn and celebrate Chapel Hill’s year!

Blue Christmas

Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm

For so many of us, the holiday season can be difficult. Grief, stress, loss… It can be an overwhelming time. All are welcome to be in community with one another as we worship and hold our difficulties in a sacred place.

Kids’ Drop Off Night

Friday, December 15 from 5 – 8 pm

Adults can get a night out while kids get a night in! Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm, and then kids will spend the evening playing games, making crafts, and watching a movie. Ages 3-12 are welcome, and if you have a youth in need of volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity for them, too! Registration is required, and we will cap the registration at 20 kids.

Please Register

Youth Group White Elephant Party

Sunday, December 17 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Sunday Night Youth Group will be having a White Elephant party on Sunday, December 17 at Pastor Jess Davenport’s house. This is for all youth in grades 6-12. $10 limit on gifts. Please email Pastor Jess ([email protected]) for the address!

Christmas Eve 10 am Worship In Your Jammies!

December 24 at 10 am

On Christmas Eve we will have one morning worship service at 10 am, and you are invited to wear your favorite Christmas jammies to church! There is no Christian Education that day; kids in preschool – 3rd grade are invited to Children in Worship at 10 am in Room 109.

Christmas Eve Family Worship

December 24 at 4 pm

Our 4 pm worship service is designed for all families with young kids (and the young at heart as well!). Nursery is available for infants and toddlers. There will be carols and a short message from the pastors, as well as a production by the Christmas Eve Children’s Choir. The service concludes with Silent Night sung by candlelight.

Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols

December 24 at 8 pm

Our Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols features music from the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, and New Life Praise Team, as well as scripture reading of the Christmas Story and a message from the pastors. The service concludes with Silent Night sung by candlelight. Please note: there will be no nursery available at the 8 pm service.

New Year’s Eve Worship – Pastors Unplugged

December 31 at 10 am

We will have one worship service on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at 10 am. Pastors Jess and Barry will be “Unplugged and Unrehearsed,” and will be inviting questions and conversation about the church and the faith. This is no Christian Education that day, and no Children in Worship. Kids are invited to stay in the Sanctuary with their adults during worship.

Sunday Worship Schedule

  • The Gathering 9 am Worship
  • Christian Education for all ages at 10 am
  • The Journey 11 am Worship

Kids & Youth

  • Nursery for infants and toddlers is available Sundays from 9 – Noon.
  • P3 Sunday School for Preschool – 3rd grades meets in Room 109 at 10 am.
  • Club 46 for kids in 4th – 6th grade meets in Room 108.
  • TeenText for youth in 7th – 9th grade meets in Room 114/115.
  • Confirmation for 7th & 8th graders meets the 3rd Sunday of every month at 5 pm.
  • Sunday Night Youth Group for youth in 6th – 12th grade meets Sundays at 7 pm in Fellowship Hall.


  • The Upper Room, The Wired Word, and Chapel Chat Christian Education classes meet Sundays at 10 am.
  • Disciple Bible Study, led by Pastor Jess and Director of Discipleship Tonya Boot, happens Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm. Registration is now open for the next session of Disciple Bible Study, which runs January 9 – March 26. Click Here to register. If you are already participating in the Fall session of Disciple Bible Study, you do not need to register for the next session.
  • Soup and Study is a casual lunchtime Bible study, let by Pastor Jess, Tuesdays at Noon. Soup is provided on a rotating basis by class participants. No registration is necessary, simply bring a Bible and yourself.