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January 1 (One Combined All-Church Service)
"New Years Day Service"
One Combined All-Church Acoustic Service In-Person at 9:30am in the North Common
* Note: No Livestream Available
Join us this Winter as we journey through the Minor Prophets and explore overarching themes and their call for us to return to faithfulness as God's people.
January 8 (Traditional)
"Living in Covenant"
Jeff Lindsay preaching
Malachi 2:4-9
Traditional Service In-Person and Livestreaming at 9:30am on YouTube
January 8 (Alternative)
"Vomited on Dry Land"
Andrew Zhao preaching
Jonah 2:1-10
Alternative Service In-Person and Livestreaming at 9:30am on YouTube
All Sing Sunday
January 8th 8:30 -9:30am | Music Center
People of all ages & singing backgrounds are invited to learn the anthem for that Sunday’s traditional service – Marty Parks’ lush arrangement of the well-known hymn “From Generation to Generation.”
Mission Highlight
This December, we are highlighting our mission partners working to address housing insecurity in the Twin Cities area. Take a few minutes to learn more about them here.
Faith & Family
January 4th | 6:00 - 7:30pm 
Join Jenni Bratulich from Amazeworks for our rescheduled discussion on how to raise our kids to champion inclusivity and belonging. Learn more here.
Missions Matching Opportunity
End-of-Year Giving
Between now and the end of the year, financial gifts designated for "Missions Matching Gifts" given via check or online via Pushpay will be matched up to $25,000, thanks to the gift of a generous donor.

Note: This is a separate opportunity from contributions or donations designated to “Mission of the Month”. Those funds are tracked using “Missions Special Gifts” (either by 
Pushpay or check) and are distributed to the mission partner highlighted during the month.
Make an End-of-Year Missions Gift
Let's journey together this week.
Look below for what we're up to this week. Events with Meeting ID listed have a virtual alternative available via Zoom.

Note: Children and Families Ministry sends out an e-newsletter each Sunday morning with any events, updates, and virtual resource links for the week.  Want to subscribe? Reach out to George Dornbach here.

Wednesday, December 28
* No Wednesday Night Programming (Winter Break)

Friday, December 30
8:00am: Men's Renewal (Hearth Room + Zoom)

Sunday, January 1
9:30am: Nursery (0 - 2 Years Old)
9:30am: New Year's Day Service (One Combined All-Church Acoustic Service In-Person in the North Common)

Monday, January 2
* Building Closed in Observance of New Year's Day *

Tuesday, January 3
5:30 - 7:00pm: Yenneagram Yoga (Gathering Rooms 2+3)
6:30 - 8:00pm: Deacon's Meeting (Hearth Room)
7:00 - 8:30pm: Foundation Board Meeting (Library)

Wednesday, January 4
10:30 - 11:30am: Centering Prayer (Library)
5:30 - 6:30pm: Community Dinner (Great Hall)
6:00 - 7:30pm: Children & Families Gathering (Gathering Rooms 2&3)
6:00 - 7:30pm: Middle School Ministry (Pond Room)
6:00 - 7:30pm: Faith & Family Forum (Gathering Room 1)
6:30 - 8:00pm: Chorale Rehearsal (Music Center)
7:30 - 9:00pm: High School Ministry (Pond Room)
Let's hold each other in prayer.
PRAYERS OF HEALING for Jeanne Mastain, Penny Anderson.

PRAYERS OF COMFORT for Dave Bruflodt on the death of his brother, Dean.
From the Generosity Ministry Action Team:
GMAT (Generosity Ministry Action Team) is sharing the Bible foundation for giving. God created everything – Genesis 1:26-30. God is the owner of everything. That generosity inspires us as stewards, to manage what he has blessed us with. Stewarding God’s gifts isn’t a campaign - it’s a recurring "heart response" of overflowing gratitude for all God has given us - Jesus, eternal life, everything we are and do and possess. We pray for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit to stir every member of our church to see and feel a personal experience of abundance. This teaching and life application is for All of Us. We have a great opportunity and need for sharing to be done now. Every year, every month, every week, every day in gratefulness from All of Us.

Generosity Profile
We are so thankful to God's Garden who put on the wonderful 3pm Christmas Eve service puppet show on Saturday.  From the scripture readers, actors, puppeteers, and musicians, to the crowd-wranglers, set-up, clean-up, choreography, and parental/grandparental assistance, it was a beautiful and meaningful performance.  What talent and generosity we have in our midst!

Generous Ministry 
Thank you to the GMAT team for your 3 years of devoted service; you have done great work highlighting stories of generosity that can be shared with our congregation for years to come.  We appreciate all the time and talents given by Steve, Jonathon, John, Michelle, Jeff, Marissa, Susan, Michele, Jessica, Paul, Shelby, Jason, Cheryl, Nancy, and many Zoom-ins from staff and Council.  We all became more generous because of this ministry!
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