Guest Soloist for Morning Worship

Lis Stevens, dramatic soprano, holds degrees in voice performance from Bucknell University and Westminster Choir College.  She has sung internationally, and has been principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  She has sung in several appearances at FUMCOG, including services for Martin Luther King.   We welcome Lis back to enrich our worship today!

Sunday, December 21, 4:00 pm

Candlelight 2014

“A Postcard From Eastern Europe”

Christmas Music for choir and organ from Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine. 

Carillon prelude. 


This Christmas season marks the 10th year that FUMCOG will support families in the Interfaith Hospitality Network through our Advent Giving Tree. We will soon learn of the family/families that we will be sponsoring this year. Through our generosity, the former guests of IHN will be able to focus on paying their bills instead of purchasing gifts for Christmas. The Advent Giving Tree will be set up in Pilling Hall on the first Sunday of Advent, November 30. It will be hung with ornaments that request specific gifts for the family/families. Please come take an ornament, purchase the gift, wrap it, bring it back to the tree, and spread some holiday cheer. The gifts need to be returned to the tree by December 21. If you have any questions, please call Lisa Chapman.

Community Needs


Christmas Community Needs Offering information HERE

Sunday Morning Worship

December 21, 2014, 11:00 am

Pastoral Associate Miles Hopgood preaching

UMW Craft Sale in Pilling Hall

Christmas Basket Assembly in Gribbel Room before and after the Worship Service

Music for Sunday Service

(Guest Soloist Lis Stevens)

Prelude: Ave Maria -- Franz Schubert 

              Dormi, Jesu --Jacqueline Hairston

Solo: O Holy Night --Adolphe Adam

Solo: Rejoice Greatly, from Messiah  - George Frederick Handel

Postlude: Toccata on 'Veni emmanuel'   -Andrew Carter

Bulletin of December 14 service can be found HERE

The First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) is a diverse, urban community of faith that seeks to experience and worship God through Jesus’ message of love and inclusion and the mystery of grace expressed through his life. We affirm our commitment by working together, taking risks for social justice and peace in our community, our city, our nation and our world.

6001 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144  215.438.3677  fax: 215.438.3077 email: office@fumcog.org