It's Christmas!

Celebrate Advent and Christmas with Marvin

You're invited for special services, music programs and kids' events,
plus lots of opportunities to serve and beautiful Christmas Eve services - traditional and modern.



Gather for worship on this fourth Sunday of Advent. 

  • Traditional Worship | One service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary
  • Core Worship | One service at 10 a.m. in Herd Worship Center

Sunday School classes will not meet.


Leave the hustle and bustle behind. Slow down and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! Celebrate the new-born Savior at Christmas Eve services including carols, candles and holy communion.

  • Traditional Worship | 5, 7 and 11 p.m. in the sanctuary | A traditional candlelight service set in the beautiful, historic stained-glass sanctuary.
  • Core Worship | 4 and 6 p.m. in the worship center | Come enjoy a modern twist on a traditional candlelight service.


Christmas at marvin


This year’s offering benefits four great organizations: Methodist Children’s Home, Rahab’s Retreat, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission and Support for Israel. Please make checks payable to Marvin Church and note Christmas Offering for Missions on the memo line. 


In December we are collecting new blankets for people in need. Drop your blankets on one of the blanket trees around the church.

Read more about Christmas missions below.

Christmas Downtown concerts

Free lunchtime concerts start at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday in the sanctuary. Soup and sandwich lunch is available ($5) in Pirtle Hall following each concert.

  • Dec. 6 | Tyler Junior College choirs
  • Dec. 13 | Robinson Handbells
  • Dec. 20 | A Christmas Story with Kara and Jonathan Story

methodist children's home christmas party | 10 a.m. saturday, dec. 9, in Pirtle Hall

Each year we throw a big party for area foster kids through the Methodist Children's Home with games, crafts, music and gifts!

Robinson handbells in concert | 5 p.m. sunday, dec. 10, in the sanctuary

Marvin Concert Series presents Robinson Handbells. Get into the holiday mood at this evening of song from Marvin's handbell choir.

night at the nativity | 5 p.m. sunday, dec. 10, in pirtle hall

Join our kids for A Night at the Nativity. This year we welcome residents of Breckenridge Village for an evening of carols, crafts, dinner and the story of Jesus’ birth with our Marvin Kids and families. 

Christmas Joy ministry | Wednesday - Friday, Dec. 13-15, in the gym

Select families in need are invited to pick out gifts for their children.

a service of nine lessons and carols | 8:30 and 11 a.m. traditional worship services sunday, dec. 17

The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and Jesus’ birth are told in nine short Bible readings interspersed with carols, hymns and music. 

missions serve night | 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in pirtle hall

Assemble gifts of love for people spending Christmas at Salvation Army.

healing service, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the chapel

Experience God’s gift of healing and peace. You’re invited to celebrate Christmas with us this year! Christmas is supposed to be special and something we all look forward to, but it can be a difficult time of year for many. God has given us Christmas as a time for healing and peace. Join us for a service of wholeness and healing. This year could be the year that you look forward to a time of peace once again.

Christmas Missions

Christmas is a great time to serve others. Here are some ways you can get involved.


Santa can visit your family, business or group! Proceeds benefit the Bethesda Pediatric Clinics. 


Wednesday, Dec. 6 | Marvin will sponsor Christmas card parties for Gateway to Hope (10-11:30 a.m.) and Triumph Village (3-4:30 p.m.) offering attendees the chance to send Christmas cards to family and loved ones. 


10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in Pirtle Hall | Each year we throw a big party for area foster kids through the Methodist Children's Home with games, crafts, music and gifts! Help with the party or provide gifts for a child's wish list.


Dec. 13 to 15, Marvin’s Fair Gymnasium | This event provides gifts to select families in need. We invite parents to pick out a new gifts and stockings for their children. We need lots and lots of new unwrapped toys and gifts (valued between $10-$20) and many helpers to spread Christmas joy! Two-hour volunteer shifts include being a general helper, shopper, stocker, greeter or gift wrapper. We will also have needs for set up and take down.

Sign up


Saturday, Dec. 16, at Maude Cobb | Marvin  will have a “ready to man” booth at the Hiway 80 Family Christmas Event. This is a joint event for the Longview and Tyler outreach programs.


6 p.m. Dec. 18, Pirtle Hall | Assemble gifts of love for people spending Christmas at Salvation Army.

Contact the missions team

Graphic: Packing party