Christmas Eve Worship

This year we’re offering two exciting and very different Christmas Eve worship experiences:

❄ An online-only, virtual traditional candlelight communion service pre-recorded in our Sanctuary and available on-demand noon till midnight.

❄ Two in-person, on-campus drive-in Christmas Eve communion services, at 7:00 and 9:00 pm in our Justin parking lot with FM radio transmission. (Click the + below for service details)

Pre-Recorded Traditional Candlelight Communion Service

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Noon – midnight | FUMCFW Live Stream
Special Music: Choral Union, DFW Brass

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be pre-recorded with all the great music, message, and prayer you’d see live in our beautifully decorated sanctuary. The Sanctuary Christmas Eve worship service will premiere at noon on Christmas Eve at and will be available on-demand through midnight in the video player below, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.

Send us your candlelight. During the month of November, we invite all First Church members to send in a 10-second video of them and/or their family holding burning candles to incorporate into our “Silent Night” moment at the end of each pre-recorded service. Watch FUMCFW Weekly Enews for details!

Live, On-Campus Drive-In Christmas Eve Communion Service

Thursday, December 24, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 and 9:00 – 10:00 pm
Justin Youth Parking Lot | Radio Station 102.3 FM

Join us at FUMC at 7:00 or 9:00 pm for a Drive-In Christmas Eve Service!

Decorate your car — it’s totally optional, but there will be prizes awarded for the best-decked vehicles!

Put the kids in their Christmas PJs (and feel free to wear your own!), pack up some hot chocolate and snacks, and load up your family for a service that is sure to be memorable for all who come.

Bring non-perishable pantry items for donating to our First Street Methodist Mission (cereal, spaghetti, canned soup, rice, pasta, beans, etc.) to help feed those who are hungry this Christmas.

This Christmas Eve experience will feature, scripture, message, communion, and singing (Sing as loud as you want — you’re in your car!), and some surprises you won’t want to miss. We’ll employ an FM transmitter so you can access the service by tuning your car radio to a designated station.

Volunteers will be on hand to direct you to parking spots in the Justin Lot. (First-come, first-served on the prime spots!) Be sure to bring a mask as we will have volunteers coming to your car to collect the mission items and distribute communion elements.

Join us to make a Christmas Eve memory that will last a lifetime!

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O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O, come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the King of angels,
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, he shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
O, sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.


Angels we have heard on high sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply echoing their joyous strains.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tiding be which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see Christ whose birth the angels sing,
Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.


Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.


Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies,
With th’angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”
Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Joyful, all ye nations rise, join the triumph of the skies;
Please with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings, risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”


What child is this who, laid to rest, on Mary’s
Lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with
Anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing,
Haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of Mary.


We three kings of Orient are; bearing
Gifts we traverse afar, field and fountain,
Moor and mountain, following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of light, star with royal beauty bright,
West ward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light.


It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men, from heaven’s all gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.


Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep and heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light;
Radiant beams from thy holy face with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at they birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King,
Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born.

Have Yourself More Christmas Music

Still Christmas with Peggy & Friends

November 26 – January 6, 2020

Peggy Graff & Friends Still Christmas Music Offering. This special hour of Christmas music and songs recorded in the sanctuary by Organist and Associate Director of music and Worship Arts Peggy Graff and friends will make the perfect backdrop for your home-based Advent celebrations, special moments, and quiet evenings with your family. Cue it up on your smart TV, phone, computer, or tablet starting Thanksgiving Day and enjoy through midnight on January 6.

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Still Christmas Concert: Snow Lay On the Ground

December 13, 2020 – January 6, 2021

This special presentation by members of our FUMCFW Choral Union of Julian Wachner’s “Snow Lay On The Ground,” featuring festive carol settings of 19th-century Anglo-Irish hymns. Performed virtually, pre-recorded (safely distanced and masked) in vocal sections, then assembled digitally, this unique concert format also highlights our beautifully decorated Sanctuary. This is a must-see First Church musical event you will want to revisit time and again throughout the holidays.

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