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This page is dedicated to Christmas at First United. Scroll down below to see what Christmas 2023 looked like at our church! During the rest of the year, we'd love to have you join us for worship! Click here to learn more about worship.

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We invite you to celebrate the Christmas season with us this year! Throughout the month of December we have a variety of Christmas-themed events for fun, fellowship, and worship! Everyone is welcome as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ together! Scroll down for more information about events throughout the month.

Christmas Eve worship times: 

4:00pm (in-person) 

7:00pm (in-person and online)

First United Presbyterian Church

1303 Royal Heights Rd.

Belleville, IL 62223

December 3 (Sunday)

Kick-off the season with us on Sunday, December 3rd! The church will be decorated and it is the first Sunday in Advent. We will have a Christmas-themed coffee hour with all your favorite winter drinks and treats. See you at 8:00am in the chapel, or 10:30am in the sanctuary or online!

December 6 (Wednesday)

On Wednesday, December 6 we will gather in the gym at 6:45pm for an all ages gingerbread house making event! We will have gingerbread houses to build, and options for our younger friends as well! You are welcome to bring a bag of candy to share to decorate or just show up! See you on December 6th!

December 10 (Sunday)

The second Sunday of Advent is Ugly Sweater Sunday! Join us for worship at 8:00am or 10:30am and wear your ugly sweater! "Ugly Sweater" is defined as an ugly, festive, or ridiculously fun sweater. See you December 10th in your ugliest sweater!

December 13 (Wednesday)

Christmas Caroling this year is on a Wednesday evening! We will gather at 5:30pm on December 13 for fellowship, snacks, and to get organized. We will then go to The Atrium in Belleville to spread some Christmas cheer with music! See you December 13th!

December 17 (Sunday)

On the third Sunday of Advent, we will have our annual Christmas Cantata! It will be a Sunday morning filled with music and led by our choir. There will be one service at 10:30am (no 8:00am service) and it will be filled with Christmas music and scripture readings to celebrate the birth of Christ.

December 20 (Wednesday)

Would you like to just show up and play bingo with the prizes being Christmas cookies? Great! That is what we will be doing on December 20. Everyone is welcome to come as they are, relax and have fun with some bingo and if you win, you get a dozen homemade Christmas cookies! See you Wednesday, December 20, at 6:00pm in Eversull Hall!

Christmas Eve worship services, 4pm and 7pm, online, Belleville, IL, in-person

December 24 (Christmas Eve)

We will celebrate the birth of Jesus on Sunday, December 24 at 4:00pm in-person, and at 7:00pm both in-person and online via Zoom. Join us as we celebrate Christmas with beautiful music, messages, and candle lighting and Silent Night!