Nov. 12-Dec. 18 — Adult education: White Privilege: Let's Talk. 9:30 a.m. Sundays, repeated at 7 p.m. Mondays
Nov. 19-Dec. 17 — Alternative Christmas Store, before and after worship
Dec. 21 — Blue Christmas service, 7 p.m.
Dec. 24 — Three Christmas Eve services: pageant, 11 a.m.; jazz service, 8 p.m.; traditional candlelight service, 11 p.m.
Dec. 31 — "Sticky Church" pancakes & worship, 11 a.m.
The Advent Story Podcast: Let there be Peace
Where is peace in our world today? Laurie Jolicoeur and Dana Wright speak with each other on the Advent Story Podcast about where they find peace in a chaotic world.
Dec. 14 — Evening Division: Christmas music program, 6 p.m.
Dec. 17 — FUSH, FUJI Christmas parties
Dec. 17 — Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic field trip, 4 p.m.
Advent Sundays — Donuts with Deacons, before worship
Jan. 16 — First United Nursery School Open House, 7-9 p.m.
Anne Lamott suggests that, at its heart, prayer can be boiled down to three mundane words: “Help, thanks, wow.” My friend Joanne Lindstrom says we should add the word “oops” to this list of simple prayers, and she’s got a good point. So, here’s a basic prayer: “Oops. Help. Thanks. Wow.”
— Deborah Kapp
November 26, 2017
First United offers special events and worship services throughout Advent and the Christmas season. All are welcome to join in as we await Christ's birth. Our Advent and Christmas flyer includes all the information, from the Sing We Joyous concerts to the three services on Christmas Eve to the "Sticky Church" pancake breakfast on New Year's Eve morning.