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December 25 (One Combined All-Church Service)
"Christmas Day Folk Service"
One Combined All-Church Acoustic Service In-Person at 9:30am in the North Common
* Note: No Livestream Available
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
Unnamed Kids Show
Georgie and the Unnamed Kids Show crew are BACK for season 3! This episode, we learn that our neighbors are all around us AND that each of them are made uniquely and beautifully in the image of God. 
Unnamed Kids Show (S3 E1)
Unnamed Kids Show Take Home Guide
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.
Thanks so much to everybody who participated in our Quarterly Town Hall Meeting on November 20th. For those who weren't able to attend, see below for summary bullet points and informational slides from the meeting:
  • To be more effective, we must be more clear and explicit in asking people to contribute financially to Meetinghouse Church.
  • There was an open question regarding cultivating new givers, paired with a surprise at how low the most common annual gift is.
  • There's a desire to connect our financial asks to a broader vision for our work in the world. 
  • We had a collective discovery around how quickly Foundation funds will become drained at our current rate and a collective desire to standardize how we utilize Foundation funds while pursuing long-term sustainability. 
Stay tuned at the beginning of 2023 for an opportunity to respond practically to some of these insights!
Quarterly Town Hall Slides
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 21
8:30 - 10:00am: Wednesday Women (Hearth Room + Zoom - Password: Fellowship)
6:30pm: Young Adults Murder Mystery Party (Off-Site - RSVP here)

Thursday, December 22
7:00 - 8:00am: Dudes + Donuts (Library + Zoom)

Friday, December 23
8:00am: Men's Renewal (Hearth Room + Zoom)

Saturday, December 24
3:00pm: Kids & Family Christmas Eve Service (The Meetinghouse & YouTube)
8:00pm: Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (The Meetinghouse & YouTube)
9:00pm: Christmas Eve Silver Coffee Reception (Hearth Room)
10:00pm: Alternative Candlelight Christmas Eve Service (Great Hall & YouTube)

Sunday, December 25
9:30am: Nursery (0 - 2 Years Old)
9:30am: Christmas Day Folk Service (One Combined All-Church Acoustic Service In-Person in the North Common)

Monday, December 26
* Building Closed in Observance of Christmas *

Tuesday, December 27
5:30 - 7:00pm: Yenneagram Yoga (Gathering Rooms 2+3)

Wednesday, December 28
* No Wednesday Night Programming (Winter Break)
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. He 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 for the tireless service of Shawn Radke as our front door greeter!  Last Sunday he greeted outside well beyond the beginning of the service so that everyone who couldn't find a parking space felt welcome.  You are the best, Shawn!

Generous Ministry 
Paul Bertelson's ministry of YouthWorks for more than 25 years has impacted so many people.  Over 600,000 youth have been on mission trips since YouthWorks started, and the outreach to teens, communities, and leaders is immeasurable.  We are thankful to be near this amazing Christ-centered ministry.
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