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Advent Retreat for Women: a chance to breathe, to converse, to create, to be re-grounded in Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Saturday, December 8, 9am-4pm at the Bodhi Center (6717 Marshall Rd., Bainbridge Is.). Registration Fee $25.00 (includes lunch). RSVP by December 5: email@example.com or sign-up at EHCC
Renaissance Christmas: as part of our worship service on December 9. The 2,000-year-old Christian commemoration has given rise to a body of art and music that is unequaled in the Western tradition. From the simple folk songs and chants of the Middle Ages to the spectacular settings of the Catholic mass, the Christian story has inspired countless composers and musicians. On December 9, we’ll explore some of the oldest music celebrating Christmas, with hymns and songs from as early as 800 A.D. Guest guitarist Craig Dell will play lute music on the 10-string guitar, flutist Jane Herman will accompany the choir, and we’ll enjoy soloists and anthems with medieval harpsichord accompaniment. We hope you can join us on the 9th for a brief excursion into our musical past.
Christmas Open House Sunday, December 16, 1-5pm. All are invited to the Eisenhauer home (9414 Green Spot Pl. NE) for a Christmas Open House party. We’ll put out some treats and put on some music and arrange our collection of creches and leave the Seahawks game on in the TV room. You can come for 5 minutes or 4 hours or some interval in between. We’d love to see you!
Blue Christmas service: The Blue Christmas Service is a non-traditional service with candle-lighting and communion, especially for those who feel the blues during the Christmas season. Also known as the Longest Night Observance, this type of service is usually scheduled near the time of the winter solstice–the darkest day of the year. Our service is a couple of days before the (Dec. 21) winter solstice, set for December 19 at 7pm in our sanctuary. You are warmly invited to come if you are feeling blue for any reason, or if you would like to support with your presence those who are struggling with grief and depression.
On December 17, at 2pm, we join our beloved Joan Pratt at Martha and Mary in Poulsbo to share holiday goodies and our favorite Christmas Stories. Call the church if you’d like to carpool from the church to Poulsbo.
And on January 21, 2019 at noon here at church, we’ll be discussing White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo, copies of which are available at both Kitsap Regional Library and the Seattle Public Library.