Faith Friday: UPUMC Christmas Tree Lighting

University Park United Methodist Church is gearing up to kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Colgate lawn. 

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and includes an orchestra, carolers, hot chocolate bar, treats, and other activities.

Like last year, photographers will be on hand to capture the holiday magic on camera. Some photos from last year’s Christmas tree lighting are below:

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Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at

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