Join Pastor B. J. for an Advent and Christmas study based upon the writings of renowned writer Henri J. Nouwen: Advent and Christmas: Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen. We will meet in the Library on December 10 and 17, and then continue after the new year on January 8, 15, and 22. While handouts will be provided for each participant, Pastor B. J. will have books to purchase for $10 for those who wish to use the book as a devotional for the entire season of Advent and the first week of Christmas.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service – 7PM in Sanctuary
Featuring “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” Based on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera of the same name.
Musicians for the evening will include Nick I (aka Nick Hernandez), Bob Hawkins, Mary Scifres, Armando “Mando” Yearwood, Eric Henderson, Doug Miller, Pam Wicks, and the NCC Handbell Choir directed by Jennifer Baker. Pastor B. J. Beu and Narrators John Gardiner and Carrie Pohlhammer will help us reflect on the Christmas story, as we all enjoy familiar Carols & Candlelight Closing with “Silent Night.”
Most third Sundays of the month are ‘Anointing Sundays’! Anointing and healing prayers are part of the morning worship service. Afterwards, more intentional and intense healing work is available for those who want to access the spiritual strength of healing prayers and energies. please join us on the lower level (St. Francis Garden & the Bride’s Room) for “laying on of hands”. On first Sundays of the month, we also serve Holy Communion in morning worship and then take Communion & healing visits to any homebound friend who requests this gift.
Spirituality and Study Group
Thursday, January 2, 7 PM
Living the Questions: Painting the Stars. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, this series explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. All meetings are at 7 PM in the church library. Please contact Lynn Kentfield 949-363-0919 if you have any questions.
5 Rhythms Spiritual Dance and Movement
Every Wednesday Night!
A Transformative Journey of Breath & Beat
Moving Body, Releasing Heart, Freeing Mind, Connecting with Soul
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