The Village United Methodist Church is bringing a tangible message of love
into the community through worship, service, gifts and fellowship this month.
The church is planning three “Christmas Eve in the Neighborhood” worship experiences on Sunday, December 24, at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. at Sunset Middle School, located at 200 Sunset Trail in Nolensville. Worship attendees will be met with familiar Christmas songs, hot chocolate, cookies and a message of hope for people of all ages. Everyone is welcome.
“This is a special and exciting time of the year, and we also know that many people feel lonely and are seeking connection during this time of year. We hope that whether people are looking for a place to celebrate Christmas, are looking for ways to serve and give back to the community, or are searching for a place to find deeper meaning in life, they’ll join us this season. We want to share about the Christmas story – about hope, peace, joy, and love, in everything we do this season,” said Travis Garner, lead pastor at The Village.
There will be an opportunity to support local families in need at each Christmas Eve worship gathering, with 100% of financial donations supporting backpack feeding programs that provide food for students at local schools who don’t have access to meals throughout the weekend.
The morning of Sunday, December 17, the church will meet at Sunset Middle School at 9:30 a.m. for a brief time of worship followed by an all-ages service activity: packing 600 food boxes for 150 kids and families who will be experiencing a food gap over the winter break. This effort is the fourth in a series of SENT Sunday ministries, which bring together regular church attendees and the community to complete acts of love and compassion in lieu of typical weekly worship.
The church is also sponsoring a reverse Advent calendar collection benefitting Round Up for Nolensville.
Individuals and families will fill boxes with food and household supplies throughout December, returning the full boxes on Christmas Eve so that items can be distributed to local families in need.
“We are so excited to take some time to really look around, and find opportunities to love and serve our neighbors, to be the hands and feet of Christ, and meet tangible needs that people are experiencing in our community,” said Garner.
On December 10, the church will gather for its regular worship activities at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Middle School.
About The Village
The Village is a United Methodist church serving the Lenox Village/Nolensville area, one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville. Through outreach, mission and worship, the church focuses on loving and connecting with neighbors to deliver a message of faith. Services are held on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Middle School – 200 Sunset Trail in Nolensville.