Awaken to Christmas this Year


As we awaken this Christmas morning and gather around the Christmas tree to exchange gifts and spend time with our grandchildren, children, parents, grandparents and extended families, know that you are also invited at Jesus’ invitation to gather in His house, around His table, with His family.

So come and spend a little time with us at Emory United Methodist Church at 10:00 am on Sunday this Advent Season and Christmas to exclaim Hallelujah! in celebration of God’s gift to humanity, the ultimate gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ, which came in the simplest and humblest of wrappings.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3: 16 (KJV).

A Season of Celebration and Community Ellicott City

In this season of celebration, we have much to be thankful for! The holiday season is upon us and as we celebrate the Advent season, Christmas and the New Year, we must be mindful of the residents and business owners in our Ellicott City community who suffered devastating losses from the tragic flooding in 2016. As we celebrate the joys of Christmas with our friends and families, we also continue to pray for recovery and continue to help those in our community who still need help.

Christmas is a wonderfully inspiring time in Ellicott City and at Emory United Methodist Church. Along with enjoying our delicious hot cider during the Midnight Madness Celebration held on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City, Emory is also a full calendar of services and special events for the Advent and Christmas season.

We will be holding A Musical Christmas Celebration with The Nightingales on December 16th at 7:30 pm.

You can see all the charitable outreach programs Emory is taking part in here. Any help, assistance and donations to any of these wonderful causes is greatly appreciated.

We Think Church Can Happen Anywhere

At Emory United Methodist Church we think church is more than a place to go at Christmastime. We think church can happen anywhere and anytime.

We think church can happen when gifts change lives a world away. When giving your time gives someone new hope. When opening hearts inspires joy and we remember where it all began.

That’s putting beliefs into action—and finding the true meaning of Christmas. That’s why the people of Emory United Methodist Church have been a staple in our community and serving the people of the Ellicott City area since 1837 in so many ways. Although our worship service happens in our sanctuary every Sunday, we truly feel that Church can happen anywhere.

Finding the True Meaning of Christmas

Decking the halls. Dashing through snow. Making wish lists too long to check once, much less twice. When did Christmas get so complicated? Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we celebrate and focus on others. To simplify and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.

Emory United Methodist Church is here to help our community find the deeper, more fulfilling things they’re searching for this Christmas season – giving you ways to open your hearts, reach out to others and embrace the miracle of God’s love.