Advent Festival // Nov. 29

Join us for an Advent Festival like no other! 
Sunday, Nov. 29 | 5-6PM
Our Advent Festival committee has been so creative about this year’s festival and we’re excited to share all the details. Instead of an indoor festival, we’ll be kicking off Advent outdoors with drive thru craft pick-up, parking lot crafts, McFarlin’s own Christmas radio station and drum roll please … an outdoor lighting ceremony! We’re decorating the McFarlin campus with lighting displays and will share the official lighting of McFarlin together at the festival. (scroll to the bottom for COVID-19 safety measures)
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Order of Events

5-5:30PM

Drive Through Crafts

    • Please enter the parking lot from the East Side entrance (Webster St.) 
    • Drive to the Food Pantry where Advent Festival and Family Ministry teams will hand out crafts, gingerbread cookies and a family gift for you!
    • CLICK HERE for Advent Craft Instructions

Parking Lot Fellowship

    • Once you have your crafts, park in the South parking lot to make your gingerbread cookies
    • Listen to McFarlin’s own Christmas radio station! 
    • If you do get out of our car, please wear your mask and socially distance. 

5:30-6PM

Drive-In Sing-A-Long & Lighting Ceremony

    • At 5:30 our radio station will turn into a LIVE celebration with a welcome from Pastor Rockford, scripture readings, a lighting ceremony and singing Christmas hymns together – all from the safety of our cars!
    • After we conclude the short program, you are welcome to drive around or walk around to view the lights and take photos
    • If you do get out of our car, please wear your mask and socially distance 
    • You may stay for as long as you’d like, but the official event will end at 6PM
Questions? Contact Sandy Minty // sminty@mcfarlinumc.org or 321-3484 ext. 173

COVID-19 Safety Measures

 

For the foreseeable future, as we add in-person worship, ministry and fellowship opportunities, McFarlin will require participants to take these basic measures: 

  • Wear a mask 
  • Keep a distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household 
  • Refrain from any congregational singing 
  • Clean hands frequently 
  • Do not attend in-person if you have felt ill or have a fever 
  • When asked, please reserve your spot in advance 

In our response to Covid-19, McFarlin leadership has and will continue to

  • prayerfully study current and changing data  
  • seek advice from health professionals 
  • explore the technology and techniques available to reduce health risks 
  • and require that faithful, personal precautions be taken at any in-person gatherings.