What's happening for Christmas at

Southside United Methodist Church?

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by our Southside UMC! We're so excited to celebrate Christmas with you this season. It's been a long year and we could all use a little bit of hope, peace, joy, and love. We have many exciting events, music playlists, and much more this Christmas season - scroll through this page to learn more, or use the menu at the top of the page! Merry Christmas!

- Pastor Phillip


SUNDAYS: 10:00 AM | 11:00 AM 



Christmas Fest Movie Nights

Join us Friday, December 3rd and December 10th for Movie on the Point! Grab a blanket and chair as we feature, The Grinch (2018) on December 3rd and Elf on December 10th. Presented by Brightway Insurance: The Carlucci Agency and Daily's for the Christmas Classic. A free event with free hot chocolate, free popcorn and food trucks for purchase. We can't wait to see you there!! 

San Marco Community Christmas Event

Save the date for San Marco Community Christmas at Southside UMC! Join us Sunday, December 19th for this free family-friendly Christmas event. The fun begins at 5:00 pm with Southside's Live Drive-thru Nativity around the local San Marco community. Then head back to the church for a Live Nativity, Traditional Caroling, a Petting Zoo, Smores, Popcorn, Storytime Reading, Crafts, Music and so much more. 

Christmas Eve Services

If you're looking for ways to find peace in a world filled w ith chaos, join us for one of the Southside UMC Christmas Eve service to re-center on the real meaning of the season. Bluegrass Christmas Eve service will be held at 4:00 pm outside on the Point. This family-friendly service will feature Haybale and Bluegrass music along with Christmas Eve services. The 6:00 pm Candlelight service will be held in the Sancutary and ALL are welcome! 


Christmas isn't confined to just 24 hours of a tiny little day; it's an entire season. Visit every day this month to read a special Advent devotional

written by Pastor Dale Tedder and see how God sent joy to the world with the gift of His Son, Jesus.

Praying these devotionals bring you happiness to help spread the joy of the season to others.


Southside United Methodist Church participates in a faith-based partnership, administered through Duval County Public Schools, with Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. This partnership is called HAPI (Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative.) HAPI is offering an "Angel Tree" program to provide Christmas meals and gifts to Hendricks Avenue Elementary families in need. We also assist families and children in need from Southside UMC Preschool. Please make Christmas brighter for a family in-need by signing up to help!


Southside UMC's Director of Traditional Music, Darren Dailey, has hand-picked this beautiful selection of traditional Christmas music for you.

Please enjoy!