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Celebrate Christmas at Meetinghouse.

Cozy up this Advent and Christmas season as we gather together in community and reflect upon the birth and gift of Jesus in our lives.

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Remember God's good gifts to us.

Throughout Advent and Christmas, we are remembering God's gifts of hope, peace, joy, love, and Christ.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa (or coffee) and gather around the fireplace as we sing familiar Christmas carols before entering Sunday morning worship.

– Date: December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
– Time: 9:10 – 9:25am
– Location: North Common
– Cost: None

Register: None required — just bring your singing voice!

Alternative Service (9:30am)

December 3rd: “God’s Gift of Peace” (Isaiah 52:6-7)

December 10th: “God’s Gift of Hope” (Romans 15:7-13)

December 17th: “God’s Gift of Joy” (Special Lessons & Carols Service)

Traditional Service (9:30am)

December 3rd: “God’s Gift of Hope” (Romans 15:7-13)

December 10th: “God’s Gift of Peace” (Isaiah 52:6-7)

December 17th: “God’s Gift of Joy” (Special Lessons & Carols Service)

Christmas Eve Combined Service

– Date: December 24th
– Time: 9:30am
– Location: Great Hall & YouTube
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Kids & Family Service

– Date: December 24th
– Time: 3:00pm
– Location: The Meetinghouse & YouTube
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Traditional Candlelight Service

– Date: December 24th
– Time: 7:00pm
– Location: The Meetinghouse & YouTube
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Christmas Festival.

Celebrate the season with us at our Christmas Festival! Savor a beautiful Lessons & Carols service followed by festive fun: crafts, brunch, a pop-up sale with Fair Anita, and an indoor snowball fight!

Get lost in the wonder of the Christmas miracle at this historic service that weaves together songs and passages from Scripture.

– Date: December 17th
– Time: 9:30am
– Location: The Meetinghouse & YouTube
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Join us immediately following Lessons & Carols for a merry celebration with activities for all ages and interests! Here’s a rundown of all the festivities:

– Brunch Food Stations
– Kids Crafts
– A visit with the Christmas Llamas
– a pop-up sale featuring Fair Anita
– a missions project where you can assemble treat bags for Avivo Village, Oasis for Youth, and Urban Homeworks, our housing and homelessness partners
– the World’s Largest Indoor Snowball Fight * — with two separate times for ages above and under the age of 5

*OK, so we’re not entirely sure about that… but with 1,500 fuzzy snowball lookalikes, we’re pretty sure it’s the largest indoor snowball fight you’ve been in!

Invite your friends and family to celebrate Christmas.

Looking for some fun and easy ways to get festive this holiday season? We've got a few ideas you might like.

Join us for a festive evening with the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band benefiting Giving Voice Crosstown.

– Date: December 1st
– Time: 7:30pm
– Location: Meetinghouse Church
– Cost: None — a free-will donation will be received that will benefit Giving Voice, a choral community for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregivers, and volunteers.

Register: None required.

Click here to learn more about the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band.

*LAKE WOBEGON® is used by permission of Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio. The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band has no official affiliation with A Prairie Home Companion®.

As the Christmas song names, “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays…” So join with women of all generations for a morning of celebration, refreshment, joy, memories, and hope as we remember together not only our own stories, but the birth of Jesus who calls us to come home for the holidays.

Featuring a delicious brunch, carols and stories of home, and a collection of cleaning supplies on behalf of our housing and homelessness partners as we recognized those who are without homes during the holiday season.

– Dates: Saturday, December 2nd
– Time: 9:00 – 11:00am
– Location: Meetinghouse Church
– Cost: $10 per ticket, or $70 for a table of 8.

Register: Sign up here.

Adult Education.

During the holiday season, we are focusing on Mary — the nature of her birth, and her meaning to our Protestant Christian tradition.

“A Complicated Pregnancy” Book Discussion

Christian tradition has long held that Mary conceived and gave birth to Jesus as a virgin. But can this conviction be upheld in view of both Scripture and science?

Join us for 3-week discussion featuring Dr. Kyle Roberts and his book, “A Complicated Pregnancy: Whether Mary Was a Virgin and Why It Matters.”

We’ll hear from Dr. Roberts sharing themes from the book in the first week, followed by table conversations in the second week and a panel discussion on the final evening.

– Dates: November 29th – December 13th (3-Week Discussion)
– Time: Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:30pm
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room + YouTube
– Cost: None
– Register: None required.

Mary for Protestants  (Sunday AM Class)

Join Dr. Amy Marga (Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary) for a two-week class exploring the meaning of Mary the mother of Jesus within the Protestant tradition.

– Dates: December 3rd and 10th
– Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room + YouTube
– Cost: None.

Register: None required.

Advent Devotional

Follow along the Advent journey with Meetinghouse community members sharing daily reflections on the season.

Poinsettia Sale

Want to help decorate our Meetinghouse this holiday season? Poinsettias are $15 each, and you can order one online or by filling out an envelope at the Church Reception Desk. You can even dedicate one as a memorial or a tribute to someone significant in your life! Sale ends December 13th. Contact Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church with questions.