The Skinny: November 25, 2018

Headlines & Sunday Announcements

WOMEN’S ADVENT WREATH GATHERINGS

Wednesday, November 28 @7pm / In Homes Around the City

We have a beautiful tradition in our community of gathering before the season of Advent to build advent wreaths.  An advent wreath is a table-top wreath that holds candles that will be lit each week as Advent progresses to mark the coming of Christ and our expectant waiting.

We invite you to join us for a festive evening on Wednesday, November 28 from 7-9pm to connect with women who live in your area as we build wreaths to use in our own homes during Advent.

Since we will gather in various homes across the city, once you register you will be informed which host home to attend.

CHANGED CHOICES CHRISTMAS BANQUET

Saturday, December 8, 2-5pm / Warehouse 242 Arena

Join us at the Changed Choices Christmas Party! Attendees include those who are directly impacted by incarceration and their allies (clients, staff, board, volunteers). It is a wonderful celebration of the hope that we have in Jesus, whose arrival as a baby pierced the darkness of this world and of our hearts.

The Warehouse Community has been given the awesome opportunity to serve at this event! Come out and help make this a joyous and impactful time for our neighbors.

PRACTICING ADVENT COHORT

Sundays, December 2 – 23 / The Blue Room
The season of Advent, the four weeks that lead up to Christmas, is all about longing – here we pause and we acknowledge the longing for Hope to show up because of the ache in our heart. Christmas celebrates the arrival of that Hope – Jesus, our Messiah, coming near, God in flesh, for our good, for our salvation, to rescue us, to put everything back in its right place. 
Our hope this season is to make room to pause, to center on our lives, and to make room for the Hope of the world.  This year we are offering the Practicing Advent Cohort which will enhance these purposes by diving deep in focused Scriptures of preparation and centering on focused Prayers of longing.  
Join us for 4 weeks (Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23) in the Blue Room for a much needed time of reflection and formation.  Please
 so we can adequately account for you and your childcare needs.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEDICAL TRIP FUNDRAISING

A group of 29 folks will be heading back to the DR in February to assist local doctors and dentists at a vital medical clinic. This year instead of each team member doing their own fundraising, we have chosen to collectively raise the money needed, and give each member of our community the opportunity to invest in the lives of our neighbors to the south. Click here to read about how your money will be used. There is a link included to make it easy for you to give!


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