November 28, December 5, 12 - Advent Explorations. In this three-part Advent series, Pastor Katie will lead us in a contemplative study of art images of the nativity from around the world. Artistic ability or background not required; anyone who can look at a picture will find something meaningful in this time of meditation where we open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. In Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am.

December 12 - Magnificat and Nisi Dominum by Johann Christoph Pez, sung by the choir and soloists with period instruments, directed by Dr. Andrus Madsen, during the worship service, 10:00 am.

December 19 - Carol Sing following the worship service at 11:00 am.

December 21 - Blue Christmas service for those for whom the holidays are sad or difficult, or anyone seeking peace on the shortest day of the year. 7:00 pm in Fuller Chapel (front left of the sanctuary).

December 24 - Christmas Eve intergenerational lessons and carols service, 6:00 pm. Click here to livestream.

From Pastor Katie: We’re back to where it all began for us. Back to a time of waiting, of longing for our Messiah to come. These past two years, the longing for a deliverer has felt more salient than ever before; the desire for a savior from the pandemic, a relief from climate change, a birth that ends racism and xenophobia, the list goes on.

Advent is a whole season dedicated to waiting and preparation. Luckily, we get to do this in person this year! How different it feels to be together in our anticipation, and how glad I am that we are in a place where we can do this while stewarding the safety of our community.