As I noted in my earlier reflection in this month’s “Perspectives”, Advent can be both a chaotic and creative season, a time of letting go of what has come before and embracing the hope of the Coming. The past several weeks, especially, have been a time of collective trial and reflection unlike anything we’re seen in recent times, whether it be the loss of loved ones in our community or the winds of change in our systems of government. Through it all, we come together to celebrate the birth of the One who embodies possibilities that continue to unfold in countless ways for all who come to the stable more than 2,000 years later. I wish you the peace, the compassion, the HOPE of Christmas, in a world that has never needed it more.
Love Grows Here!
Prospect Park United Methodist Church
22 Orlin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Coffee & treats before (9:30) and after (11:00) – with a visit from Saint Nick! The stars tell the story of the birth of Jesus in our annual Christmas Pageant! Children, youth and adults together have created puppets, some larger than life, which will enact the tale. The puppets themselves have been formed and “birthed” during this Advent season and may emerge in mysterious and unexpected ways – much like what happened the very first Christmas. RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: Saturday, December 24, 7:00pm.
This informal and interactive service celebrates Jesus’ birth with music and reflection, beginning and ending with candlelight.
All are invited to “come as you are” in pajamas or comfy clothes that seldom are seen away from home. Bring coffee, cocoa, a cup of tea...into the sanctuary as we gather around the fire for a carol sing.
On Saturday, December 3, folksinger and musical stylist Joanne Bolles performed as part of the PPUMC Community Concert series. Joanne is one of the most sincere and gracious persons you’ll ever meet and her warmth shone brightly during a performance of holiday favorites and beautifully crafted original songs. The beneficiary of the evening’s program was Pratt Community School, who was represented by Ruth Hampton Olkon and a group of very appreciative Pratt students!
If you missed the show and would like to make a contribution to Pratt as part of the concert series, please contact Anna at the church office at ProspectParkChurch@gmail.com, or call 612-378-2380. For more information about Joanne Bolles, visit www.joannebolles.com. And, be sure to mark your calendar for January 14 as Timbre Junction performs for Habitat for Humanity at 7 pm!