Advent, Christmas, it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” But why? Why is it the most wonderful time? It’s the time we remember the coming of Christ. It’s the time we prepare for his birth. It’s a time we celebrate and a time we reconsider what it means to be Christians. Spend time with us this season considering the time, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”


Pre-Christmas, ADvent WORSHIP

We have two worship experiences at East Cobb UMC. Our modern service at 9:30 a.m. provides a casual worship environment including music led by a band, prayer, and a message. Children are often invited to participate in worship, with an option to leave for children’s church before the message. Our traditional service is at 11 a.m. and is choir and organ lead. Elements like creeds and the Lord’s Prayer are regular components of this worship experience as well as Holy Communion. Children are invited to participate in worship, with an option to attend Sunday School during the hour if families so choose.

The most wonderful TIMe of the year!

DEC. 2 // Rev. Kristin Heiden // Time is Coming - Jeremiah 33:14-16

DEC. 9 // Rev. Kristin Heiden // Time to Prepare - Luke 3:1-6

DEC. 16 // Rev. Kristin Heiden // Time to Rejoice - Luke 1:47-55

DEC. 23 // Rev. Kristin Heiden // Time to Reconsider - Matthew 1:18-24



SEASONAL Events

PIZZA AND GINGERBREAD BUILDING PARTY // DEC. 9

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12-2 p.m. for a free pizza and gingerbread building party in the Activities Building. All families with kids fifth grade and younger are encouraged to attend. RSVP to our Director of Children’s Ministry, Rebecca McConnell at rebecca@eastcobbumc.org.  

CHRISTMAS CONCERT // DEC. 16

Celebrate Christmas at East Cobb with a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 and 6:30 p.m. in the East Cobb United Methodist Sanctuary. Our chancel choir, soloists, and chamber orchestra will present a heart-warming, foot-tapping, inspirational hour-long program that is certain to uplift souls and send you out in celebration of the season! No tickets necessary, but show up early to secure your seat. Nursery provided. See you there!

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ADVENT STUDIES

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Join one of these Sunday morning groups for a special Advent study as we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth together!

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  1. At That Time; An Advent Bible Study // 9:30 AM // Room 103

  2. Climbing the Sycamore Trees; A Study on Choice and Simplicity // 9:30 AM // Annex 4

  3. Advent of the Savior // 9:30 AM // Room 105

  4. The Journey // 11:00 AM // Room 103


Christmas Eve WORSHIP

DEC. 24 // the moment we’ve been waiting for!

Celebrate Christ’s birth at 5 p.m. with a family Christmas-eve worship event or at one of our two Candlelight Services at 8 and 11 p.m. Rev. Kristin Heiden is preaching on Luke 2:1-7.