Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – The Winter Solstice comes today. Tomorrow is the first night of Chanukah. Thursday is Christmas. This morning we will celebrate each of these winter holidays with a joyous service for all ages.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori McGee – Las Posadas, literally The Inns, is an important part of Christmas celebrations in many Catholic Mexican and Mexican- American communities. This morning we will learn about the journey of Las Posadas and consider what wisdom this tradition might hold for our own lives.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen – As we approach the time of year when our thoughts turn to giving, we will take time today to consider the art of receiving. How can we cultivate the spirit of joyful receiving in our own lives? The special collection today is for the Minister’s Discretionary Fund. The MDF exists in order that our minister has funds immediately available to assist those who may be in desperate need. The MDF is funded solely by contributions.
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