Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season with music and worship at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, 5801 W. Plano Parkway. Enjoy a Sunday morning Christmas Festival of Music on December 12 with favorite carols, choirs, symphony brass, sing-a-longs; three distinctive evenings of Christmas Concerts by the Pond, December 18-20; and multiple Christmas Candlelight Services, December 23-24.
On Sunday, December 12, St. Andrew will present a Christmas Festival of Music, during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary, open to all at no cost. Enjoy favorite carols through stunning arrangements for all choirs (children, youth, and chancel) and congregational singing accompanied by symphony brass and organ.
From Saturday, December 18 to Monday, December 20, St. Andrew presents three distinctive evenings of music at Christmas Concerts by the Pond, each beginning at 7 p.m. Five food trucks will be on site each evening. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move into St. Andrew’s sanctuary. Admission for each outdoor concert is $5, benefiting Beacon of Light, St. Andrew’s community mental health ministry.
On December 18, the St. Andrew Band, featuring Josh and Krista Miller, presents “A Rockin’ Christmas,” a night of Christmas classics, complete with special guests.
On December 19, St. Andrew partners with Dallas Theater Center to present, “A Rhythm and Blues Christmas,” featuring Liz Mikel and Alex Organ, both members of the Dee and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company of the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center. Mikel, a Broadway and film/TV star, is widely known for her portrayal of Corinna "Mama" Williams, mother of star running back Brian "Smash" Williams, on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights. Organ, artistic director of Second Thought Theatre, has many local and regional theater credits with film/TV experience including Law & Order: SVU. The duo will present an entertaining evening of Christmas music with a Motown flair.
On December 20, Imperial Brass presents “A Jazzy Christmas,” featuring jazzy holiday favorites for the whole family.
On December 23-24, join St. Andrew online or in person for beautiful worship at the Christmas Candlelight Services that will conclude with the traditional lighting of the candles and singing “Silent Night” together.
“We are so looking forward to welcoming the community during this Christmas season and are excited to announce all of the programs for this year’s Christmas at St. Andrew,” said Rev. Arthur Jones, senior pastor. “The Christmas Festival of Music will bring carols to life for all ages, and, as a follow up to our highly successful Journey of Lights program last Christmas, we are excited to offer the three evenings of unique musical experiences at the pond. Choose from one of our multiple Christmas Candlelight services, and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior. There’s so much for everyone to enjoy this season at St. Andrew.”
Visit standrewumc.org/Christmas for information about all events and to purchase tickets for the Christmas Concerts at the Pond.
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St. Andrew United Methodist Church began in 1986 in the spirit of its namesake, a disciple of Jesus. The life of the Apostle Andrew embodies the church's mission, which is to invite the Christian-ish and the unchurched to become passionate servants of Christ. The congregation of St. Andrew follows Jesus, lives in relationship, serves others, and takes risks in faith. Worship includes four services each weekend on a 21.2-acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista in Plano, Texas, where more than 2,000 people gather each weekend. Recent renovation allows the Sanctuary to host worship in both Traditional style, with the classic pipe organ, and Contemporary style, with a new LED center screen and lighting technology. Small groups and Bible studies gather on campus and throughout the region every day of the week. Mission opportunities serve our local area, neighboring regions, and global communities. The church has been repeatedly selected as a "Best Place to Worship in Plano” by the readers of the Plano Star Courier. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. Visit www.standrewumc.org; call 972-380-8001.