Share in the Joy

Experience the story in a fresh way with Christmas at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. We have 5 new, immersive Christmas environments this December on the beautiful, 21-acre campus of St. Andrew. This holiday event is a new imagining of the Christmas season and is just the sort of tidings of comfort and joy for the year of COVID-19. Browse the list of events and times below, and join us at your own schedule throughout the month of December.

Proceeds from these events will go toward the new St. Andrew mental health initiative, a program that will be available to the entire community.

Journey of Lights "A St. Andrew Christmas" Drive-in Concerts Candlelight Services

Journey of Lights

We’re offering timed admission to help keep a relaxed flow with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy over our 21-acre campus. We expect Journey of Lights will be approximately a one-hour experience for most guests. There is free, well-lit parking available at the church. Join us in this unique and festive outdoor venue!

Journey of Lights Page

A St. Andrew Christmas Drive-In Concerts

Proceeds from these concerts will go toward the new St. Andrew mental health initiative, a program that will be available to the entire community.

VOCES8 + Academy of Ancient Music: Messiah | Live video

DECEMBER 20, 6:00 P.M.

The VOCES8 Foundation presents Handel’s Messiah, performed by internationally-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 and the Academy of Ancient Music at Trinity College in Cambridge, England, through video on an LED wall. Sound will be available through car speakers via a designated radio station. Join us 10 minutes prior to the concert for an interview with conductor Barnaby Smith.

family-friendly Christmas favorites | Live performances

DECEMBER 21, 6:00 P.M.

Imperial Brass big band performs Christmas favorites live in a family-friendly concert. The Ladies Liberty Show Troupe will be featured entertainment. Throughout the concert, a giant LED wall displays pictures of Christmas card favorites.


DRIVE-IN CONCERTS Ticket Info:

COST | $20 per car
No limousines, buses, or vans/cars over 8 passengers
Limited Special VIP ticket includes 1 additional parking space for outdoor seating, prime location, goody bags for each child, and an Imperial Brass online concert pass (see below). | $50 per car

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Messiah, Dec. 20
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IMPERIAL BRASS, Dec. 21


Imperial Brass Virtual Concert

Take Imperial Brass home for the holidays with streaming access to a specially recorded virtual concert, recorded in our Sanctuary! The hour-long concert setlist includes all songs from the December 21 parking lot concert, plus a few extra tunes. Streaming can be accessed from 7:00 p.m. December 21 through Christmas Day. Enjoy the tunes yourself, or give an early gift of music to others!
$20 per pass (includes a unique access code)

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Christmas Candlelight Services

Return to St. Andrew for the culmination of the Advent season and celebrate the birth of the Christ child. Sing your favorite Christmas hymns and light a candle with the singing of Silent Night. Indoor (Sanctuary) services and outdoor (drive-in on the North Parking Lot) services will be available. All COVID-19 protocols will continue to be in place for these live, in-person events.

Online

DECEMBER 24
Children's | 4:00 p.m.
Traditional | Every hour on the hour, Noon–11:00 p.m.
Contemporary | Every hour on the hour, Noon–11:00 p.m.

If you would like candles to be used at home during the online services, please pre-register to pick them up at no cost to you by using the links below. Pickup will be available Wednesday, December 16 from Noon–1:00 p.m. as well as Monday, December 21 from 5:00–6:00 p.m.

DEC. 16 PICK-UP
NOON–1:00 P.M.

DEC. 21 PICK-UP
5:00–6:00 P.M.

Drive-in

DECEMBER 23
Children's | 6:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 24
Contemporary | 5:00 p.m.
Traditional | 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 p.m.

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Sanctuary

DECEMBER 22
Traditional | 6:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 24
Contemporary | 2:00, 4:00 p.m.
Traditional | 6:00, 8:00, 11:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 26
Traditional | 5:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 27
Blended | 10:00 a.m.

RSVP