November 21: Advent is coming!

Advent Wreath Pick-ups

It's nearly time! Advent begins next Sunday, November 29th. One of the beautiful ways we practice getting ready for Christmas is by creating Advent wreaths to light in our homes. We'll have kits ready for you to pick up between noon and 1pm on November 29th in front of the church — just drive into the parking lot and we can drop the kits in your trunk. Please sign up for a kit and let us know if you already have a wreath form or if you need one included in your kit. Please sign up here by Wednesday, November 25th so we can be sure to have enough!
ADVENTures in Creative Meditation
Join us on four Sunday afternoons for an hour of creative meditation on the scripture readings for that day. Explore slow drawing, lectio divina, midrash and visio divina with Carol Held. NO ARTISTIC SKILLS are necessary! Just come with an open heart to experience ways of slowing down, quieting the mind, and focusing. We will meet by Zoom from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm each Sunday in Advent. Each week in the Ministry News you will find the Zoom link, handouts, and a list of simple materials. Mark your calendars for November 29 and December 6, 13 and 20!
A Very Zoomy Christmas Pageant

Christmas is coming! No matter how Covid-19 precautions may complicate our plans, we will delight in telling the nativity story and centering our children and youth in leading the congregation to the manger once again. To that end, we are pivoting to try a wonderfully experimental Zoom Christmas Pageant! 
´╗┐Middle and High School aged youth will meet on November 29th at 7:30 pm to rehearse speaking parts. Youth and children of all ages are invited to join in recording the pageant on Zoom on December 6th at 4:00 pm. This is open to anyone and everyone — if you want to invite your neighbors or grandkids, from anywhere in the world, the more the merrier! Other than the speaking parts being rehearsed on the 29th, no practice is necessary. Kids and youth are welcome to either borrow costumes (for as many different parts as they'd like!) or dress up from whatever you can find or create at home. The costumes “needed” are: Animals: cow, sheep, and lamb; Mary and/or Joseph; Angel Gabriel; Magi; Shepherd; Wild Star. For more information on costumes, parts and to get the Zoom link, please email Whitney Wilson or Shannon Eng.