Blue Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 21 ~ 7pm For many people, the holidays are not merry and bright, but a difficult time. Maybe you have lost someone you love, or are finding all the commercialism exhausting and shallow. If so, you are invited to be with us on the longest night of the year for ‘Blue Christmas,’ a service of remembrance and hope. Refreshments will follow the service. Childcare available.
I love Advent. I mean, clearly – I love it enough to name my child after it – Addi is short for Advent. Advent is my favorite season of the church year, hands down. The name Advent shares the Latin root adventus meaning “a coming, approach, or arrival.” It’s part of the word “adventure” – which I love! Advent is the four Sundays before Christmas Day – not just the first 24 days of December. In a way, Advent wreaths … Continued
Sunday, Dec. 10 ~ 5pm YOU are invited to join in the fun of an Our Redeemer’s tradition! Each year the youth of Our Redeemer’s bring the story of Sankta Lucia to life and continue a treasured tradition. This is a beloved tradition in Sweden and Our Redeemers is delighted to bring Lucia’s message of light and charity to the community with a traditional tåg (procession), music, food, dancing and costumes. You’ll learn a little Swedish and have a great … Continued
Thursday, Nov. 23 ~ 12-1pm Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-1pm right on Thanksgiving Day. It takes about 60 (or more!) volunteers to pull it off, and it’s an amazing gift not only to those who get to taste it, but especially to those who prepare it and clean it up afterward. We have one returning and very important volunteer position this year: Table Hosts. Each table … Continued
From October 15 – November 12 (4 weeks total) Our Redeemer’s will be focusing on deliberate spiritual practices to cultivate living generously and help us understand how we can be even more fearless, courageous, and loving. During this time Our Redeemer’s will provide a bookmark in the bulletin with suggested practices to explore. Each week has a different theme to inform the exploration of these practices (Celebration, Trust, Abundance, Courage). We hope you find these helpful in discovering a new … Continued