The wonder of Christmas is illuminated on December 8 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Spirit Garage’s holiday show. You will find a little bit of everything– with song, poetry and stories that will speak of the wonder of the Christmas season.
Wonder upon Wonder will showcase the depth of Spirit Garage’s musical and performance talents. More than twenty musicians will play new holiday songs, classics, and a couple of originals. Community members will also share original poems and stories.
Fun for all ages, hipsters to families and everyone in between invited to lend a voice and sing along.
Admission along with refreshments and freshly baked cookies are free. Donations are accepted.
If you would like to donate cookies, cider, or help with this event, sign up here!
High schoolers, and people maybe a little bit older but who might want to participate, plus parents, join Adrienne Eldridge at Feed my Starving Children, (a huge organization that packs meals and partners with folks around the world to get those meals to children who are food insecure.) You’ll be packing meals at the Coon Rapids location. Contact Adrienne for more information and to get signed up. A certain number of parents are required and helpful for this too, so feel free to make it a family event.
Kids in 3rd grade through 8th grade will go together to join a big group at Bethlehem that will take over Target to with a certain dollar amount and some rules/thoughts about what toys to buy-and then go buy toys to be given to kids from families who may need some extra help this holiday season. Sign up sometime soon!
Spirit Garage volunteers will be providing an evening meal to the 21 individuals who will be seeking shelter at Our Saviour’s Emergency Shelter.
Our Saviour’s Emergency Shelter serves homeless adults (age 18+) who are in immediate need of a safe place to sleep at night. They provide a bed, three meals a day, and supportive resources to men and women every night of the year.
Join us! We need volunteers to help with the following tasks: shopping, cooking, serving & cleanup.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
Menu – Soup, salad, bread and butter
We’ll be watching Dune and discussing themes like religion in sci-fi, religion and state power, etc. (Generally speaking, “Young Adults” in this context should be understood as those at/around/under 30.)
On the solstice, we take a little time to acknowledge that sometimes Christmas is hard. The nights are long, and for those who have lost people, the grief can be a lot this time of year, when everyone else is so happy. Come, light a candle for the ones you miss. Experience Christmas in a way that leaves room for your grief.
Begin your New Year’s Eve celebration at Spirit Garage for Pancake church. Find a seat with someone who could become a new friend around a TABLE in the family room. We’ll do some of the normal parts of worship but we’ll also have conversations at the table and we’ll eat pancakes. Also, we’ll get new star words for the year! And when all that’s done, we’ll make some fleece blankets for My Very Own Bed. Super fun! All the fun begins at 10:30. See you there!
James McBride is known for being both hilarious and deeply educational in his writing, and I’m sure we’re in for both with this read. Check it out over the holidays and we’ll gather together the first week of 2024.
Moon Palace Books:
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