Christmas eve

Kids know all about Baby Jesus’ birthday and the presents he got. But some of the other details of the story get fuzzy. Enjoy three short videos featuring Tennison’s children as they act out the nativity story, read scripture and tell what happened long ago when the angel scared the shepherds.

Be a joyful giver — but hurry!

The deadline for all 2020 tax year donations is 5pm, December 29th.  Any donations received after this time cannot be guaranteed to be processed in 2020. You can give in person at the church office or on this website. Call our Finance Secretary Jeani Guest at 903.572.5341 if you have any questions.

It’s a wonderful life

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of George’s good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?

This classic movie might make you think about how different the world would be if Jesus never existed. Think about how different you would be if nobody ever told you about Christ and hope for the world.

How the Grinch stole Christmas

Don’t let the Grinches in your life steal your Christmas joy. Surprise them with a healthy dose of grace and maybe their hearts will grow!

Christmas Vacation

Clark wants everything to go perfectly at Christmas. We all do. But that’s not how 2020 has gone. Most of us see our plans are a wreck and feel overwhelmed by what is happening around us. That’s when we turn toward God with our worries and fears. We’re always better when we are close to God.

Home alone

Every human has times of feeling alone and unloved. This pandemic year has magnified that feeling for a lot of us. Sometimes we may even doubt God’s love. The best way we can ensure we aren’t lonely is by focusing on making sure that others aren’t lonely.

Dear Family,

We miss you this Thanksgiving. We miss our favorite recipes, family stories, weird relatives and big hugs. We wish you were here!

We serve our community.

Tennison UMC is a church full of loving, helping, caring servants to the Mount Pleasant community.

We help children.

From sewing and singing to reading and math, we love to teach children. We help them learn life skills like compassion for others and taking turns. We take care of their basic needs like having food to eat and a safe place to play. This is a church that loves all God’s children.

We build ramps.

Imagine being stuck inside your house. Not just for a few months during the pandemic, but for years. That happens to many people when they can no longer use the steep steps outside their own front door. Our volunteers have built 30 ramps in the last 18 months bringing hope and freedom to those who were trapped. That’s why we build ramps.