When Jesus was born, God and Jesus' parents kept things simple. In the midst of political turmoil, violence, and the rush of people to places they normally didn't go, the newborn Son of God was wrapped in simple, warm cloths and laid in a bed of straw in the first thing that was at hand - a manger, a place where animals ate.
At First United Methodist Church Middletown, we celebrate the joyful arrival of Jesus at Christmas in very simple borrowed places - like Jesus and his parents did that first Christmas. There is no pressure to perform, to be someone you aren't. The first Christmas was the simplest of all Christmases. Yours can be, too.
Please join us for worship Christmas Eve, 5 PM, at the Elks Club ballroom, 44 Maynard Street in Middletown. Celebrate with carols, a warm and special Christmas message, and joy for the whole family. Then, on Christmas Day, please join us at our 221 Ridge Road parsonage, at 9AM, for a simple and heartfelt Christmas worship service.
Christmas can be simple, real...and from the heart. Join us as we celebrate God on earth just as we are!