Not even a pandemic can cancel Christmas, especially at Johns Creek UMC! Our Christmas programming looks a little different this year, but it's promised to be filled with just as much care and joy as any other year. Find ways to celebrate and serve during this Advent season below.


Christmas Eve Services

This year, to ensure everyone is able to worship at Johns Creek UMC in a way that feels safest for their families, we will have online, outdoor, and indoor services on Christmas Eve. Find the service that best fits your needs and don't forget to register! Continue to check this page throughout the season as times and locations of these services may change based on the amount of COVID cases in the area.


Guidelines for In-Person Worship

All services REQUIRE that you register for your seats ahead of time. Registration will be made available on this page.


Indoor Services

Masks must be worn any time you're in the building.
Parties will be sat at least six feet apart in the worship spaces
We ask that mingling be done outside to avoid crowded spaces between services
We ask that only one family enter the restrooms at a time

Outdoor Services

Masks must be worn when walking around, but may be removed once you've taken you seat for the service
Parties will be sat at least six feet apart in the worship space
Please partake in social distancing while gathering around the animals
We ask that only one family enter the restrooms at a time

Traditional Indoor Services

Worship inside the beautiful sanctuary while enjoying Christmas carols sung by our talented choir. You'll hear a short message just before we light all of our candles together.

Modern Indoor Services

Hear your favorite carols with an exciting modern twist! You'll finish the service with a short Christmas message and a lighting of the candles. This service will take place in the Family Life Center. You can find it by entering the Church Office Entrance.

Outdoor Nativity Services

This is the perfect service for introducing your family to the story of Jesus' birth! Grab a camel selfie and pet the rest of our nativity animals before enjoying a service of carols, candle light, and the story of how Christmas came to be. this service will be held by the Church Office Entrance.

Remote Worship Service

Not ready to worship in person yet? Pick a time that's best for your family, and set up your screen to watch a remote service from home. This service will include traditional carols and a short Christmas Message.

Any time!


Donate and Serve Through Merry Market

The Merry Market Christmas Program is still on this year! It just looks a little different. Our goal this year is to provide 400 kids with an incredible Christmas - that means we need a total of 1600 toys! This year we have an easy online registry system to help you make a contact-free donation. We also have the ability to meet you at the church to pick your donations up. Learn more about how to donate and stay up to date on socially distant ways to volunteer at this year's Merry Market by clicking the button below.



Children's Drive-Thru Christmas Celebration

On December 13, 3pm-5pm, your family can enjoy a Covid-safe Christmas event at JCUMC! You will receive a Christmas goodie bag for your family and you will get an opportunity to see Santa! Please click the button below to sign up.
It's a good idea to help prepare your kids for the event since it's so different from a typical visit with Santa on other years. As you write letters or draw pictures for Santa, remind kids that Santa needs help to stay healthy this year. Instad of sitting in his lap and getting close, you will just drive by and wave hello and drop off your letters.
You are welcome to invite your friends and neighbors, and please encourage them to register too.