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Advent Activities

Everyone is Welcome!  Join us for Holiday Fun!

Holiday Marketplace – December 4 – Vendors from the First Church community will sell items ranging from handmade jewelry to homemade canned goods.  A portion of all proceeds go to local charities.  Plan on doing some early Christmas shopping!

Carol Sing-a-Long – December 4  at 7:00 pm – First @ First for the month of December features a Carol Sing!  Join us for a chance to sing all your favorite Christmas Carols.  Contact Cynthia Mortensen if you would like to help at this event by playing an instrument.  You can reach Cynthia at 331-3816 ext. 302.

Longest Night Service – December 14 at 7:00 pm – A quiet, meditative service characterized by candles, scripture, hymns, silence that acknowledges the sadness, loneliness and loss that are also present during this season.

Lessons and Carols  – December 18 at 10:00 – This service draws on the tradition of lessons and carols in a creative and contemporary way.

Caroling for our Friends – After worship on December 18 – Join us as we visit home bound friends of First Church and share some carol singing with them.  We will ride-share, so no worries about transportation.  We will be done by 1:30 or 2:00.

Las Posadas Celebration –   December 22, at 6 pm gather at church for a Las Posadas celebration.  This event will include a processional around the neighborhood, reenacting the Holy Family’s search for shelter, and ending with a big party at church.

Candlelight Service – December 24 at 5:00 pm – A beautiful traditional service – join us for worship – or come at 4:00 to join us for cocoa and cookies!

Christmas Day – December 25 at 10:00 am – Christmas is on a Sunday!  We will be joining University Baptist Church at 1219 University Ave. SE, 55414.


imagesQuiet Study Space for Our Student Neighbors

Comfortable Space – Free Food – Wifi

December 16, 17, 19, and 20  from noon- midnight

Find the change of scenery that can help refresh your concentration during Finals!

You are welcome here!


Las Posadas Visits for Advent

Starting on the first Sunday of Advent and ending on Christmas Day, this traditional Mexican ritual is returning to First Church. The Posadas are in the form of dolls- Mary, Joseph, and the burro-all of whom make their way from house to house throughout Advent. People sign up for 2 consecutive days: the first to receive the Posadas and the second to bring them to another home. People can welcome the dolls and their previous hosts with a meal, a snack, or just a cup of tea. The idea is for us to get to know each other–and to celebrate the spirit of Christmas hospitality. Sign up here on this Google document.

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