December 2018

At The Commons we give our selves permission over December to step our of our regular routine and try to be present in the moment for the Advent Season.

Here is where and when we will be gathering over the next month:

  • Advent Week 1: HOPE
    3pm – Sun. Dec. 2nd
    – For the first week in advent we will be joining with St. John’s Lutheran Church (the folks who own the building we meet in) for a gathering that is all about Hope & Unity. There will be lots of music and singing with snacks happening afterwards. We have discovered that St. John’s has some amazing German Grandmas who love to bake up a storm of delicious cookies and treats.  Location: Upstairs in 104 Hughson St. N.
  • Advent Week 2: PEACE
    4:30pm – Sun. Dec. 9th
    – Stories, Songs and Practical Activities of Peace. If you have an instrument bring it to join in on the Christmas Carol Jamboree.
    Location: Downstairs in 104 Hughson St. N. (enter off Wilson St.)
  • Welcome Inn Community Christmas Party.
    6pm-8pm Fri Dec 14th – We will be the house band leading Christmas Carols for our friends at this North End community center. Feel free to join us.
    Location: 40 Wood St E
  • Advent Week 3: JOY
    4:30pm – Sun. Dec. 16th – Share some joy through Aux Chords & Christmas Cards. If you have a song that brings you joy over the holidays feel free to share it with the group while we take time to write out some Christmas cards together. If you have an instrument bring it to join in on the Christmas Carol Jamboree.
    Location: Downstairs in 104 Hughson St. N. (enter off Wilson St.)
  • Advent Week 4: LOVE
    4:30pm – Sun. Dec. 23rd – Part of showing love is giving space for the hard feelings and hard times. Christmas isn’t all about candy canes and presents, and not all of us have great associations with the holidays. This week we will be giving room for people’s lament and grief around the holidays.
    Location: Downstairs in 104 Hughson St. N. (enter off Wilson St.)
  • Christmas Eve Candle Light Gathering at Hooper Law
    5pm – Mon Dec 24th – An inter-generational gathering of music & stories.
    Location:
    In the beautiful Hooper Law Building (our old meeting space), 128 Hughson St N (across from the Spice Factory)
  • Potluck Supper
    4:30pm – Sun Dec 30th – Everyone is welcome (even if church isn’t your thing). This  is just a community meal for everyone to get together before the new year to share some food, catch up with old friends, make some new friends, and maybe play a little foosball or chess.
    Location: Downstairs in 104 Hughson St. N. (enter off Wilson St.)

ADVENTurous

Advent is a season of RISK. At The Commons we we are going to try and plug into that ADVENTurous spirit each week with:

  • Unplugged Christmas Carol Jamboree & Singalong: Each week the band & choir will be whoever shows up. Bring an acoustic instrument or grab one or ours and RISK joining on in.
  • Candle Lighting & Storytelling: The 4 traditional themes for the advent season are Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Each week someone will take the RISK of sharing a story related to one of our themes.
  • Hands On Learning: We like to RISK getting our hands dirty. Each week we will be making some art to add to our collective Christmas tree.
  • Reflection: Some of us have RISKED experiencing Christmas in new ways (sometimes even outside our own culture). We will reflect on how our traditions impact our experience of finding Jesus in the Christmas season.

Time & Dates:

  • Sunday, December 3rd – 6pm – RISKING HOPE
  • Sunday, December 10th – 6pm – RISKING PEACE
  • Sunday, December 17th – 6pm – RISKING JOY
  • Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24th – 6pm – RISKING LOVE
  • Early New Years Eve Potluck Supper – Sunday, December 31st, 6pm-8pm

Location: 128 Hughson St. N. in the Hooper Law Building.
Accessible Entrance located at the back door.