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Sundays in December

Dec. 2 ADVENT WORKSHOP

Everyone is invited to join in the fun of creating ornaments and other Christmas items.

Dec. 9 Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, with Bruce Nerland

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul harnesses the power of thousands of motivated volunteers from diverse faith and spiritual communities to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes. We employ an interfaith, multi-racial, inter-generational approach to increase economic mobility, activate and educate members of faith communities through transformative volunteer experiences, and strengthen faith and spiritual communities with well-supported pathways to engage in effective social justice work. Our Opportunity Saint Paul program expands our impact by engaging churches, synagogues, mosques, and others to recruit and support volunteers in a combination of high-impact weekly volunteering and regular learning events that advance understanding of poverty. Last year, nearly 100 volunteers provided 3,500 hours of service to seven proven community partners.

Dec. 16 Kwanzaa Celebration

Join fellow members of the church to learn about the origins and tenets of Kwanzaa. From lighting of candles to sharing of food, and other ways to share and remember what matters in this season, we will join together in unity and gratitude.

This will be an intergenerational sharing opportunity. All are welcome.

Dec. 23 Christmas Painting, with Cora Biernat

Join member and artist Cora Biernat and have fun learning to paint a Christmas

picture. No experience necessary! All ages are welcome.

Dec. 30 No Adult Education


Worship Schedule and Responsibilities

Sundays in December

Sunday, December 2: First Sunday of Advent

Guest Preacher: Matt Gladue

Lectionary Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10;

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Lay Reader: Sue E.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Mike S.

Communion Prep: Pat & Robert Y.

Sunday, December 9: Second Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Malachi 3:1-4 or Baruch 5:1-9; Luke 1:68-79;

Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Lay Reader: Gary K.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jerry M.

Sunday, December 16: Third Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Children’s Christmas Program

Lectionary Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

Lay Reader: Robert Y.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Jan T.

Sunday, December 23: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Lay Reader: Dan J.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Erik B.

Sunday, December 30: First Sunday after Christmas

Preacher: Beth D.

Lectionary Readings: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

Lay Reader: Laura L.

Music: UCCNB Choir

Tech Support: Mike S.


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