Blue Holidays Service
Wednesday, December 19 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Ames Chapel
Join us for this contemplative service for all who are lonely, grieving, and hurting during the holidays. Come and be with others in the community as we take gentle care of our tender hearts together. Childcare will be provided.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Friday, December 21 • 7:00 p.m. • Parish Hall
Come join us for a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids — bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!
Family Sunday • Holy Families
Sunday, December 23 • 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. only • Sanctuary
Don’t miss our Christmas Family Sunday service! The service will begin with a carol sing-a-long. Our infamous carol shout will be held during the 11:00 a.m. service. The ministers will preside, old stories will be told, and good cheer will be shared by all.
Sunday Worship • The Stories We Tell, the Stories We Forget
Sunday, December 30 • 10:00 a.m. only • Sanctuary
Hallman Ministerial Intern Kathryn Jay and worship associate Bob Lies will celebrate a famous family who escaped Bethlehem to safety, and wonder how the story changes when we remember the other families left behind to weep for their children.
Sing with a Choir on Christmas Eve
Children’s Pageant Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, December 16 • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. • Foote Room
Sing during pageant services on Christmas Eve. CLICK HERE to sign up!
Adult Pageant Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, December 16 • 10:15-11:00 a.m. • Choir Room
Sing during pageant services on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, December 20 • 7:30 p.m. • Parish Hall
Sing at the 10:00 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service.
Contact Ruth Palmer at email@example.com or 651-228-1456 x116 to sign up.
Sunday, December 16 • 12:30 p.m.
Meet at Holly Avenue reception desk
Caroling for members who are not able to get to church during the holidays.
Holiday Concert, Carol Sing, Dessert Buffet
Saturday, December 15 • Sanctuary
6:30 p.m.: Carol Sing
7:00 p.m.: Concert: “All My Heart This Night Rejoices”
8:00 p.m.: Dessert Buffet: Bring a dessert to share!
Our little mitten tree will stand in the Whitman Lobby on the lower level, waiting to be decorated with warm hats, gloves, scarves and — yes —mittens! All donated items should be new or like new. All items will be distributed through Amicus.
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