Are you making plans
for Christmas Eve?

We are, and we want you to join us!

Christmas is a time of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. You are invited to celebrate at one or more special Christmas worship experiences at Plainfield United Methodist Church. Here is a little of what you can expect when you visit:
A Warm Welcome
Live Worship Music and Singing
Powerful Christmas Message
Relevant Bible Preaching
And So Much More...

Visiting for the first time?

We know it can be hard to visit a church for the first time, so we have details that will help make your first visit easier!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Come as you are! Whether you'd rather dress in a three-piece suit or jeans and a t-shirt, there is no dress code for our worship - we just want to see you here!

What should I expect?

A warm, friendly place where everyone is welcome and affirmed with great music, an uplifting message based in the teaching of the Bible and centered around the birth of Jesus Christ.

Do I need a ticket to attend Christmas Eve worship?

No. We believe in open worship where everyone is invited to attend. We do recommend you get here early to find a good seat.

Where can I park?

Parking is available on the North, East, & South sides of the church. Additional parking is available at the Guilford Township Public Library located at 1120 Stafford Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168 (1/4 block South of Plainfield UMC). We will be running regular shuttles from the library to Plainfield UMC for 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. worship the evening of December 24.

What is the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve: A Family Experience worship like?

This very special worship experience is designed for the youngest worshipers and their families. Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children will experience the Christmas story come to life as they participate in the telling themselves. Sing familiar Christmas songs and celebrate the birth of Jesus through the eyes and hearts of the children present. This worship experience is no longer than 30 minutes.

What is the difference between the 7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Worships?

All three of these worship experiences on Christmas Eve feature traditional music of the season including familiar Christmas carols, reading of the biblical Christmas story, an inspiring and heart-warming message, and candle-lighting to close the worship as worshipers sing "Silent Night, Holy Night." The 7:00 and 9:00 worship experiences feature an orchestra and full choir. The 11:00 worship experience features the PUMC Bell Choir and the sacrament of Holy Communion. All of these worship experiences take place in the PUMC sanctuary.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Christmas Worship at Plainfield UMC

NewDay Praise Christmas Worship

Creative and casual Christmas worship experience includes a light meal and family-friendly holiday activities.

This creative and casual worship experience is family-friendly with a light meal included. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the meal, and then join in worship with the NewDay Praise Team. Worship will include contemporary Christian music as well as some Christmas favorites, as well as an encouraging message.

December 21
6:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve: A Family Experience

Designed for families & young children

This very special worship experience is designed for the youngest worshipers and their families. Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children will experience the Christmas story come to life as they participate in the telling themselves. Sing familiar Christmas songs and celebrate the birth of Jesus through the eyes and hearts of the children present. This worship experience is no longer than 30 minutes.

December 24
4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Worship

Traditional candlelight worship with festival orchestra & choir.

This special worship experience includes all the traditional elements of Christmas Eve Worship… the reading of the biblical Christmas story, an inspiring and heart-warming message, hymns and carols of the season, an orchestra and church choir, as well as candle-lighting as the congregation sings “Silent Night, Holy Night.”

December 24
7:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Worship

Traditional candlelight worship with handbell choir and communion.

This worship experience ushers worshipers into the first peaceful hours of Christmas Day when worship concludes at midnight Christmas Eve with the singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night” and the lighting of candles. This special worship experience also includes special music, an inspiring and heart-warming message, hymns and carols of the season and the sacrament of Holy Communion.

December 24
11:00 p.m.

Pictures from Christmas Past

Nativity Scene

Click on the images above to download and print a Nativity Scene color, cut out and setup.