Advent Evening Prayer Series
Monday, Dec. 16, 7 to 8 p.m.
3228 Portland Ave. S.
People of all faith traditions are welcome to this last Advent Prayer evening. This year’s theme, “Calling to Star Power for the Solstice,” is inspired by a poem that addresses God as the creator of the stars, recognizing how each of us is called to shine in and from the heart.
More details: 612-822-2623 or email@example.com.
Advent Quiet Wednesdays
Dec. 18, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.
Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church
1620 E. 46th St.
The sanctuary is open again on the last Wednesday of Advent with Labyrinth, prayer stations and candlelit quiet, as a space to rest your soul during the craziness of the season. The church’s number is 612-721-4463.
with the Neighborhood
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m. (soup); 7 p.m. (service)
Faith Mennonite Church
2720 E. 22nd St.
The church welcomes anyone and everyone to an ecumencial Advent Taize service. The Taize worship, a contemplative service of song, readings and silence, will involve the youth of Faith Mennonite and Cabrini Catholic churches. A simple soup meal will be served beforehand.
Gift Fair for Peace
Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages
3825 50th St., Mpls. 55410
The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retail store. 15% of all purchases made at the brand new TTV store between 5 and 8 will be donated to the MPLI’s Scholarship Fund to ensure economic diversity at all our grassroots community-based trainings in the Twin Cities.
Saturday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S.
Christmas can be a difficult time for many. Join us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle, for those who are alone. Everyone is welcome.
Advent: A Women’s
Exodus & Gospel
Sunday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.
& Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m.
University Baptist Church
1219 University Ave. S.E.
Part IV of this drama based on feminist study will be presented during worship on the last Sunday of Advent and the final segment can be seen during the Christmas Eve service. Members of the laity wrote and are producing the work, in conjunction with the UBSC Chorale. The drama was inspired by the work of the late feminist scholar Jane Schaberg. FFI: 612-331-1768, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.-ubcmn-.org.
Hope for Parents
Monday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m.
Hope Lutheran Church
5728 Cedar Ave. S.
The next installment features Alec Fisher, a sophomore at the U of M. His documentary about bullying in Minnesota public schools, “Minnesota Nice?”, will be screened and discussed by a panel of local school leaders. Created when Fisher was 17, the film has been shown in schools internationally and at education conferences across the country.
The forum is free of charge. More information at 612-827-2655, www.hopempls.org. Free—CEU certificates available.
Hymn Festival: Psalms
at Full Stretch
Friday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave. S.
The hymn festival employs the creative combination of congregational and choral singing, imaginative organ improvisation and accompaniment, and thought-provoking Psalms with reflections by Donald Saliers of Candler School of Theology.
Free and open to the public. FFI: Dr. Cherwien at 612-827-5919 or www.mountolivechurch.org.
Vets Ministry Roundtable
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
2315 Chicago Ave.
Vet, therapist and activist Hector Matacastillo speaks on “Moral Injury and the Veterans’ Recovery Movement.” People interested in ministry with veterans and their families are invited. No charge. Meetings are every other month.
Coffee and Jewish Values: Explore the Weekly Torah Reading
Saturdays, 8 a.m.
Temple of Aaron
616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., St. Paul 55116
Senior Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein leads weekly discussions over coffee on the modern meaning of the weekly Torah reading. Those attending learn from one another with the guidance of generations of study. No preparation or Hebrew knowledge is required. The class is open to the public and participants are invited to drop in any week. For more information call 651-698-8874. Or visit www.templeofaaron.org.
Creativity and Conversation
Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon
Bethany Lutheran Church
3901 36th Ave. S.
Normally the group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday. If anyone has a request for a craft activity, please contact Pastor Jo Bauman.
People of Faith
Wednesdays, Nov. 13 & 27, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
African Development Center
Riverside & 20th Avenues
This resource and support group for those concerned about peace with justice from a faith perspective meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Next meetings will be Jan. 8 and 22. On the 8th, there will be a presenter from Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, which “believes the active care of creation is integral to spiritual life and social justice.” FFI: www.justviewpoint-.org or 763-784-5177.
UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH
651-452-5324 * www.ubcmn.org
1219 University Ave. SE.
Sunday Worship 10 am
Sunday School & Adult Education 11:30 am
CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAME
3637 11th Ave. S. * 612-724-5465
Masses Saturday 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 & 11 am
Reconciliation Sat. 4 - 4:30 pm
Pastor: Fr. Leo Schneider
A welcoming Roman Catholic community
CHURCH OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
Corner of E. 29th & 32nd Ave. S.
Mass M, T, TH, F at 8:15 am
Saturday 5 pm & Sunday 9:30 am
Sunday morning childcare
Christmas Eve Masses 5 & 10 pm Christmas Day Mass 10 am January 1 Mass 10 am
ST. FRANCIS CABRINI
1500 Franklin Ave. S.E.
Masses 5 pm Saturday and
9 am Sunday
All Are Welcome
4101 37th Ave. S. * 612-722-9527
Sunday School & Worship 9:45 am
Pastors: Dan & Sally Ankerfelt
Christmas Eve Service 4:30 pm
CHRIST CHURCH LUTHERAN
3244 34th Ave. S. | 612.721.6611
9:30 am Sunday Worship
(Children welcome, Childcare available)
11:15 am Education
Pastor: Kristine Carlson
A welcoming congregation
The Friends of CCL offers free tours of
our National Historic Landmark building, 2nd Sunday of each month, 11 am.
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
3430 E. 51st St., 612-729-5463
Sunday Worship 9 am (Holy Commun-
ion 1st & 3rd Sundays); Education Hour 10:30 am (Sunday School & Adult Bible Class); Bible Studies: Tuesdays 1 pm
Wednesday Advent Services Dec.
4, 11 & 18, 7 pm; Christmas
Program Dec. 22, 9 am, Birthday
Party for Jesus following;
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 pm; Christmas Service 9 am
Pastor: Rev. David Domanski
HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, ELCA
2730 E. 31st St. * 612-729-8358
Christmas Eve Services 4 & 11 pm
Worship 8:45 & 11 am; Education
opportunities for all ages 9:45 am
Pastors: Jay Carlson, Ingrid Rasmussen
Traditional Worship — Contemporary
Message — A Call to Social Justice
All are welcome — no exceptions
Augsburg College, Hoversten Chapel
Riverside & 22nd Avenues
612-333-2561 * www.trinity-lc.org
Holy Communion 9 & 11 am
Education Hour 10 am
Pastors: Jane Buckley-Farlee & Alem Asmelash
Office: 2001 Riverside Ave.
Reconciling in Christ
Christmas Eve Service 4:30 pm
2720 E. 22nd St., 612-375-9483
Sunday Worship 9:30 am (childcare provided)
Pray for Peace! Act for Peace!
MINNEHAHA UNITED METHODIST
3701 E. 50th St.
Traditional Sunday Worship 9 am
Contemporary Worship 11 am
Blue Christmas Worship 2nd Friday, 7 pm
Christmas Eve Family Service 4 pm & Candlelight Service 10 pm
United Church of Christ
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF
MINNESOTA, United Church of Christ
500 8th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis 55414