Special Services

Hanging of the Greens (Dec 3)


We'll begin after the second service with a potluck in our downstairs fellowship hall at noon.  Afterward, we'll then move upstairs to hang greens around the sanctuary. This year, we're excited to add a suspended advent wreath which will hang just above the beginning of the stage area!

Jazz Christmas (Dec 10th) - 3 p.m.


Join us for a Jazz Christmas show of familiar tunes with a new spin. Harmony & Soul, the Gresham UMC praise team, has been practicing hard to bring you this exciting, informal, fun event for folks in our community to celebrate the season. Please invite your friends, neighbors and all of your extended community member to this lively performance. RSVP HERE! https://www.facebook.com/events/1768551623451296/

Portland Metro Concert Band (Dec 16th)  2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The Portland Metro Concert Band is back this year by popular demand! Join us for a community concert Saturday, December 16th for an engaging performance of Christmas music as well as some of your radio favorites performed by a full ensemble of brass, drums, strings, winds and more. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. This event will be streamed on Facebook live. RSVP HERE! https://www.facebook.com/events/1957905064469480/

Christmas Cantata (Dec 17)


Time: During 11 a.m. service and once again at 3 p.m.

Feature: Pepper Choplin's "Go Sing it on Mountain" directed by Solveig Nyberg.

The birth of Jesus is a scene of inspiring humility: God in human form, born in a lowly manger for our salvation. Pepper Choplin's composition employs an inventive mixture of mountain melodies, folk hymns, spirituals, familiar carols, and original music that is sure to surprise and delight. Please join the musicians of Gresham United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 17th at 11:00 or 3:00 as we celebrate Christ's birth. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2401968390028357

Christmas Eve Service Times (Dec 24th)


  • Normal Morning Service Hours (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.)

  • Evening Services at 7 p.m. (w/Chancel Choir) and 9 p.m. (w/Harmony & Soul)

Moments with Michael Ep. 8: Reflection from Gresham UMC on Vimeo.