Advent and Christmas at Burks

One stop shop for Advent and Christmas at Burks

GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY! Burks United Methodist Church is excited to offer the Live Nativity, again, in 2021! This Drive-thru Christmas opportunity is the perfect way to safely add meaning and joy to your Advent and Christmas celebrations! Please bring your own hot cider or chocolate to sip as you ride through if you like. You will listen on your car radio and see the nativity of Jesus Christ live before you! Join the celebration on Saturday, December 4 from 6pm to 8pm at 6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. Vans and buses from churches and civic organizations are welcome!

Burks UMC invites you to a Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 19th at 6pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season at this special concert featuring Burks Chancel Choir. Additionally, Burks welcomes Soprano, Mrs. Natalee McReynolds and Tenor, Reverend Isaac Collins as guest soloists. This is a family friendly event including favorite Christmas singalongs. Nursery will be provided for ages 4 and under. In the event that this program cannot safely be held in person, it will be recorded live and shown on-line.

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died or it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant messages about the happiness of the season and family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation, can all make us feel very alone in the midst of celebrations. We need space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone.

For these reasons, Burks UMC offers a special “Longest Night” service on Tuesday, December 21st at 7pm in our Sanctuary. Join us for a service of prayer, scripture, and music that acknowledges God’s presence for those who mourn, those who struggle, and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness! Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it), is welcome.

We are blessed to spend Christmas Eve in community this year! On Friday, December 24th join us for worship at 5pm and 11pm. Everyone is welcome.


  • This service is particularly family friendly, with interactive activities for children and features carols you know and love as we remember the sacred night of the birth of Christ.


  • Let the Light of the newborn Christ Child welcome your Christmas Day with this special service of lessons and carols in the Sanctuary at Burks UMC. Keep or start new traditions that bring comfort and joy this Christmas!