Dec
10
Sat
Faith IRL: Toys for Tots (for middle school youth or close to that) @ Solomon's Porch
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Faith IRL: Toys for Tots (for middle school youth or close to that) @ Solomon's Porch

This month, Faith IRL is meeting up with students from the Minneapolis campus to raise money and buy gifts for Toys for Tots! Students in 3rd-8th grade are invited to participate in this event. Friends and caregivers are also welcome. Be sure to register all participants by name.

Even though we are part of a bigger group, we’ll still meet up and travel together as Spirit Garage and the Minnetonka Campus, so look for Pastor Meta and Pastor Holly when you arrive.

We will meet at Bethlehem’s MPLS Campus (41st and Lyndale) so our shopping host, Bob Pratt, can remind us about guidelines and behavior for the shopping trip. We’ll hear how much money has been collected and how much each student can spend. 

Then its off to Target Southdale (70th & York Av S) to shop AND drop of the toys at KARE 11. A stop for dinner will be included in the schedule and we’ll have more details to share as the date approaches. 

https://onrealm.org/BethlehemChurch/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NGNjYjNhMzAtMzcxZC00YzZjLWE2NTItYWYwYTAxMjAwZTY5

Christmas IRL (in real life) @ Solomon's Porch
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas IRL (in real life) @ Solomon's Porch

Come celebrate the holidays with a hodgepodge mix of musicians, poets, and story tellers in a live setting! We will have cookies, ciders, wines, and such to satiate your thirst and hunger. We will have artists and poets and others to satiate your soul. It should be an evening to remember! See you there. In real life.

Dec
13
Tue
Spirit Garage Happy Hour @ Tap Society
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spirit Garage Happy Hour @ Tap Society

Maybe you’re just getting off work, or getting ready for work, or heading in for rehearsal. Anyway, some staff will be at Tap Society from 5-7 to meet up and have casual conversation. Feel free to join us!

Dec
14
Wed
Make Cleaning Kits for Project for Pride in Living @ Solomon's Porch Gathering Space, 1st Floor
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Make Cleaning Kits for Project for Pride in Living @ Solomon's Porch Gathering Space, 1st Floor

Come together to hang out, share a beverage, and put together cleaning kits for folks. We’ll be using some of our benevolence dollars to buy buckets, cleaning spray, toilet bowl cleaner, etc to give to the folks served by Project for Pride in Living, who build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and career readiness services.

Dec
21
Wed
Blue Christmas Service @ Spirit Garage
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blue Christmas Service @ Spirit Garage

If you’ve suffered a loss recently, or have other reasons for holiday grief, this season can be difficult. This service makes space for all the hard feelings that might come with this time of year. With songs, poetry, scripture, a short reading, a candle-lit room, there’s space for your feelings. 

Dec
24
Sat
Christmas Eve Worship @ Spirit Garage
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christmas Eve Worship @ Spirit Garage

Join us for an evening of carols, candles, communion and the telling of the ancient story of God made flesh. 

 

Jan
4
Wed
Book Discussion: Demon Copperhead (Barbara Kingsolver) @ Solomon's Porch Gathering Space, 1st Floor
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Book Discussion: Demon Copperhead (Barbara Kingsolver) @ Solomon's Porch Gathering Space, 1st Floor

The next book that has been selected to read is Barbara Kingsolver’s “Demon Copperhead” which she wrote with “David Copperfield” (Charles Dickens) on her desk. It’s like a Dickens’ novel set in Appalachia. The voice in it is fantastic. Gather on this first night to read the first half; the second half will be in February.