Our church hosts a variety of events on different days throughout the month. Be sure to click on our Calendar to see space usage at the church itself.
Our worship follows the scripture schedule of the Narrative Lectionary project, and we tie in special days and themes to our worship life. Every first Sunday of the month is an All-Ages Communion Service. In these services we use the videos and discussion prompts around faith and justice from the Work of the People. Our videos this fall will explore Hospitality and the Stranger.
Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us? In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together—what things can’t wait? What demands our immediate attention? What requires our work and preparation? What is it that God can’t wait for? Is it our praise, reconciliation, and proclamation? Is it the end of suffering, isolation, and fear? This Advent, we invite you to join us in imagining, prioritizing, and preparing. As we wait, what can’t?
Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.
For Advent we will be using the creative arts resources from A Sanctified Art. You can download a all-ages Advent Calendar here, follow the church page on Facebookto see the Advent Practice each day, electronically download a devotional for Sunday and our small gatherings on Wednesdays at the church – and ask your heart and God what we can and can’t wait for this Advent as the birth of our Liberating, Loving, and tender Savior approaches.
November 20, 7:00 PM Choir Practice in the Sanctuary
November 27, 6:30 PM What Can’t Wait? Advent Journeys in the Fireside Room. Join Pastor Sonny and other members in using our creative arts based Advent Devotional for a time of candlelight, sharing, and creating together. Download a devotional at the links above, or pick one up at church starting this Sunday.
December 1, 9:45 AM MorningSong fun singing of familiar hymns and songs to warm up our windpipes and the sanctuary in the cold winter months.
10:00 AM Worship 1st Sunday in Advent, All Ages Communion, decorating the sanctuary and Christmas Tree for Advent to follow worship.
December 4, 6:30 PM What Can’t Wait? Advent Journeys in the Fireside Room
7:00 PM Choir Practice in the Sanctuary
December 8, 9:45 AM MorningSong fun singing of familiar hymns and songs to warm up our windpipes and the sanctuary in the cold winter months.
10:00 AM Worship, 2nd Sunday in Advent.
11:15 Advent Crafts workshop by Lori Schumann in the Sanctuary
December 11, 6:30 PM What Can’t Wait? Advent Journeys in Pastor Sonny’s Office
6:30 PM Missions Meeting in the Fireside Room
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
December 12, 6:00 PM ISAIAH Minnesota SW Caucus Visioning – Join Isaiah a multi-racial, interfaith, solidarity network that organizes for a more just and healthy Minnesota for all people. Living wage, childcare, medical care, competent education, and more. We are casting the vision for the SW Suburbs, and will be hosting the meeting that evening at New Spirit.
December 15, 9:45 AM MorningSong fun singing of familiar hymns and songs to warm up our windpipes and the sanctuary in the cold winter months.
10:00 AM Worship, 3rd Sunday of Advent
December 18, 6:30 PM What Can’t Wait? Advent Journeys in the Fireside Room
December 21, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Christmas Pageant Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
December 22, 9:45 AM MorningSong fun singing of familiar hymns and songs to warm up our windpipes and the sanctuary in the cold winter months.
10:00 AM Worship, 4th Sunday of Advent, All Ages Christmas Pageant
12:00 – 4:00 PM Spirit Community Market open.
December 24, CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
5:00 PM Choir Rehearsal + Prepping the Sanctuary
5:30 PM Christmas Eve Services
December 29, 10:00 AM Worship – Hymn Sing + New Year Reflections, no SunShine School for young children.
January 2nd – 9th Pastor Sonny is in Arizona for the Next Generation Leadership Initiative
January 5th, 10:00 AM Worship, Guest Preacher, All Ages Communion