Worship

Herndon UMC offers a variety of service times and styles. During all worship services, the Nursery is available for children under 3 years old.  Also on Sundays (September through May), children (age 3 through 6th grade) are invited to KIDS Club. 

Learn more about the different worship services here. 

In the Summer, June - Labor Day

If you have missed a Sunday or will be away and want to hear the Sunday message, you can listen to the messages on SoundCloud.  Just follow the link below or go to the Sermon Library under Be Empowered on the main menu.

Sermon Library on SoundCloud.

 


 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Hope is Here on Christmas Eve.   There will be candlelight, carols, and communion at all four services which celebrate the birth of our Savior.  Everyone is welcome and there lots of styles and times to suit you and your family.

  • 5pm in the Sanctuary -- a shorter service geared for children and families with a "pick up" Christmas pageant and kid-friendly candles, too.
  • 7pm in the Fellowship Hall -- the contemporary service led by our Praise Band.
  • 9pm in the Sanctuary -- the traditional service featuring our Wesley Choir and Chancel Ringers.  Come early to get a seat.
  • 11pm in the Sanctuary -- a more intimate service of lessons and carols.

We hope you join us for this last installment in the Upside Down series.  Four services, but one message of hope.

 

 

Upside Down -- Sermon Series

That first Christmas, God saw the trouble, confusion, and strife and he did something. As we prepare for this Christmas, we will look at how God turns everything upside down.

Join us in worship in December.

  • Dec 1 & 2 -- Slow is Fast
  • Dec 8 & 9 -- Less is More
  • Dec 15 & 16 -- Soft is Loud
  • Dec 22 & 23 -- Down is Up

Services are Saturday at 5:30pm (relaxed), Sunday at 9am (traditional), and Sunday at 10:30am (contemporary).

Miss a sermon?  Listen on Soundcloud.

Blue Christmas -- Dec 20 at 7pm

Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with a diagnosis, question marks over the future, and many other human situations can make a season that is otherwise joyous awfully painful. This year, on the longest night of the year, we will gather to share in community in the midst of these challenges. Join us for this special worship service on Thursday, December 20 at 7pm in the sanctuary. This Blue Christmas service is an opportunity to seek comfort and reflection as we pray, sing, and share together. You are invited and welcome to come to this safe space to be present and to be loved, just as you are.

Poinsettias

It is our tradition to decorate our worship and fellowship spaces with Poinsettias at Christmas. Everyone is invited to participate by purchasing a poinsettia in memory of or in honor/celebration of someone special to you. You can fill out the insert found in Sunday's bulletins or go online to place your order. They will be in worship on December 16. A special list of all donors will be in the bulletin on December 16.

Sunday Morning Hospitality

Every Sunday morning, Herndon UMC hopes to offer a time that invites members to connect and welcomes our members and guests.

On the second Sunday of every month, have a shared fellowship time in the Fellowship Hall entry way with coffee, lemonade, tea and snacks to share between the 9am and 10:30am services.

All other Sundays we will serve coffee, tea, lemonade and water after 9am worship outside of the Sanctuary and for the 10:30am worship from the main kitchen window.

Please consider supporting this wonderful opportunity for our community by signing up on the SignUpGenius listed below.

 

Volunteer for Worship

If you are looking to get more involved, please contact the Office Manager about opportunities to serve in worship as a liturgist, usher, greeter, acolyte or communion assistant.