News for Dec 15, 2020
This Sun, Dec 20
This fourth Sunday of Advent, we'll celebrate love and hear a message from Rev. Polly. She'll preach “Love Abides” and her text is from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians: "And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” Join via Zoom.
Watch John Latham's message
Last Sunday, congregation member John Latham gave a moving Advent message centered on the story of a struggling young mother. Watch his message or see our worship slides.
Sing carols this Friday
Join us this Friday to sing carols and other holiday favorites. You can request songs from the house pianist, or lead a song yourself. Put on your Santa hat and join us at 7 pm on Friday. Join via Zoom.
Sign up for the musical Advent calendar
Rev. Polly’s Christmas gift to the church this season is a musical Advent calendar — an email every day with a piece of Christmas music. Not the old favorites, which we will sing anyway, but some of the many wonderful Christmas pieces that there’s never enough time for. Lyrics and translations included. To sign up, email our office.
Join us for Christmas Eve
Come to our Christmas Eve service on Thu, Dec 24 at 7:30 pm. We’re joining with Many Journeys MCC for a service of lessons and carols. Bring your own candle to light during "Silent Night" at the end.
Links and resources
• Sarah Juhasz plays the handbells • "If Ever," by Michael Hollingshead • Online streaming performance of Handel’s Messiah in Grace Cathedral on Sat Dec 19 at 5 pm
Quote of the week
"For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we each are free to light our own flame, together we can banish some of the darkness of the world."
—Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Weekly online events
• Worship service: Sundays at 10 am Click here to join
• Meditation chat: Wednesdays at 8 am Click here to join
• Women's group: Mondays at 1 pm Click here to join