advent and christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 offers us new opportunities to experience the coming of the Light into the world in fresh ways. We can take comfort in traditions that remain the same no matter what, and find new expressions of our faith in Christ. 

The message of Christmas is "Emmanuel! God is with us!"

No matter where we are.

hanging of the greens at home

Our pastoral staff has written a series of short prayers for you to use as you decorate your home for Christmas. Download the prayers now:


Shop for Good

The holiday season is the perfect time to use your spending power to create a more equitable community! Here is a round-up of lists of local Black-owned and women-owned businesses.

AJC: Black-Owned Restaurants

City of Decatur Women-Run Businesses

Decaturish: Black-Owned Businesses

Black-Owned Businesses in DeKalb County

Metro Atlanta Female-Owned Businesses

We also want to highlight several local businesses owned by NDUMC members and their family:

Pinckard and Morgan Cleaners - the Pinckard family

Kimball House - the son of Lea and Marilyn Macquarrie

Jerry's Famous Catering - Michael Davis

Outrun Brewery - Josh Miller, son of Phil and Judy Miller. 

advent Worship Boxes

We have put together a care package of sorts with materials to enhance your worship at home, grow in your personal faith, and bring a sense of peace to your soul this Advent season. We will have two pick-up times: November 22 or 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, driving through the portico.

gifts for l'arche atlanta

L'Arche Atlanta is one of our partner community organizations (and the home of one of our members). They are renovating a second L'Arche house just down the street from the church, and are asking for household items for the new house from this list. If you have questions, please contact


Video devotionals are back for Advent. Our staff will reflect on our favorite hymns!



Be sure to worship with us on December 20 at 10:00 AM for our annual Lessons and Carols service... with a virtual twist. Be ready to sing along at home!

Christmas Eve Worship

We will gather virtually for a very special Christmas Eve worship service on December 24 at 5:00 pm.