How do we find and hold onto hope after a year that has challenged us more than any other? You’re invited to hear our message of hope found through Jesus Christ. Bring your family and friends to one of 19 Christmas services starting December 20 through Christmas Eve. Join us in church or online and experience the hope of Christ that was revealed to the world.

Advent Events

Advent Lunch Study
Making Room by Dr. Ed Robb
Mondays, November 30 – December 14
Noon | Asbury Hall
How can we invite others in to our Advent season? Join Dr. Robb and Jennifer Morgan for a study on Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas


Let Your Heart Find Christmas
Celebrating 20 Years
Thursday, December 3
7:00 p.m. | Harvest Worship Center
A women’s evening of worship and celebration as we look back on 20 years of friendship, laughter and worship.


Loft Creative Christmas
Friday, December 4
6:00 p.m. | Loft Worship Center
An interactive creative service with special music, art, fun and more as we look for signs of hope this season.


Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 6
5:00 p.m. | Sanctuary
An Advent service of traditional lessons and carols to prepare your heart for Christmas.

Expressions: God’s Angels
Monday, December 7
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Aldersgate
Let’s explore angels through the medium of acrylic on board.


Night of Carols
Sunday, December 13
6:00 p.m. | The Woodlands UMC Fairway
Gather your family outdoors for a night of worship and carols on the fairway lawn.

Let it Snow: Christmas in Woodforest
Friday, December 18
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | The Church at Woodforest
It’s snowing in Woodforest! Kick off your Christmas break with snow sledding and winter fun. Bring family and friends.

Christmas Story Living Museum
Family Walk-Through Event
Tuesday, December 22
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Main Building
Walk through this interactive living museum of the Christmas story with your family and experience the story of Jesus’ birth.

Christmas Services

*services will be streamed live online as well as in person


This service takes place in our beautiful sanctuary bathed in the warmth of Christmas lights and holiday greenery. Worship includes favorite Christmas hymns and Christ-centered messages for anyone who longs for the timeless traditions of the season.

Sunday, December 20
6:00 p.m. | Christmas Without Them | Sanctuary
A service for those who have experienced a loss during the past year. Communion served.

Wednesday, December 23
5:00 p.m. | Christmas Eve Eve | Communion and Candlelight | Sanctuary

Thursday, December 24
11:00 a.m. | Special Needs Family Worship | Wesley Hall
Designed for families caring for an individual with special needs. Communion served.

3:00, 5:00*, 7:00 p.m. | Communion and Candlelight | Sanctuary
11:00 p.m. | Communion and Candlelight | Robb Chapel


Our contemporary worship is fresh and modern with uplifting music and a Biblical message. The natural beauty of the space is enhanced with soft lighting to bring the joy and love of the season into your heart and home.

Wednesday, December 23
6:00 p.m. | Christmas Eve Eve | Communion and Candlelight | Harvest Worship Center

Thursday, December 24
1:00, 3:00*, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. | Communion and Candlelight | Harvest Worship Center


An inviting renovated warehouse decorated with rustic greenery and lights is the setting for this worship service. Celebrate with modern music and relevant teaching about Christ and the culture. A meaningful service for those who desire a less traditional setting.

Wednesday, December 23
7:00 p.m. | Christmas Eve Eve | Acoustic Communion and Candlelight | Loft Worship Center

Thursday, December 24
3:00, 5:00 and 7:00* p.m. | Communion and Candlelight | Loft Worship Center
9:00 p.m. | Acoustic Worship | Loft Worship Center


Worship with your neighbors in a welcoming worship center that overlooks the natural beauty of the forest. Our Christmas service is family focused with contemporary music and engaging Bible teaching that brings hope and joy to the season.

Thursday, December 24
5:00 p.m. | Communion and Candlelight | The Church at Woodforest Lawn
7:00* p.m.| Communion and Candlelight | Woodforest Worship Center

Nursery Information
Child care will be provided for the following services – reservation required.

Wednesday, December 23
All Services

Thursday, December 24
Sanctuary | 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Harvest | 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Loft | 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Emotional Support for the Holidays


While the holidays can be a time of joy, they can also be a time of difficulty for many people. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, dealing with hardships from the pandemic, damaged relationships or just a loss of hope, The Woodlands UMC offers love and help through pastoral counseling, support groups and recovery groups. We are here for you.

Find out more

Prayer Ministry

Are you struggling with the holiday season? Let us pray for you. The Woodlands UMC believes in the power of prayer and the strength found in a praying community. We want to walk beside you and pray for God’s presence to be a part of your life. Let us know how we can pray for you.

Request Prayer

Campus Safety Protocols

Our campus is committed to following all safety protocols recommended by the CDC, public and health professionals. Basic procedures include:

  • Social Distancing: Let's offer a space of 6 feet
  • Masks: Welcomed and recommended
  • Hand Sanitizing Stations: located throughout campus
  • Closed Areas: Common areas, self-serve coffee and water fountains are closed
  • Sanitation: Spaces are sanitized frequently for your safety and health
  • Restrooms: Sanitized frequently