Traveling ADVENTures in December

We are canceling our own Sunday Gatherings for all of December to join with a different church each week to give the gift of music. The Commons will supply the band and the hosting church will provide the teaching, hospitality and liturgy. We really want each week to be a merging of our church communities!

Here is where we will be traveling to each week in December:

1.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Sunday, December 1st at 10am.
104 Hughson St. N.

Street Parking is free on Sundays.
No formal kids program but there will be elements in the service for all ages.
Snacks & Coffee in the Fellowship Hall after the Gathering.

2.
Reunion Hamilton
Sunday, December 8th at 10am
The United Steelworkers Building, 1031 Barton St. E.
(corner of Rosslyn Ave. N.)
Parking Lot entrance located off of Rosslyn Ave. N.
Kids program available!
Community Lunch provided after the gathering.

3.
New Hope Church
Sunday, December 15th at 10:30am
The Perkins Centre, 1429 Main St E
(corner of Kenilworth Ave.)
Small Parking Lot behind the building and lots of free Street Parking.
Kids program available!
Coffee & Refreshments
at 10am.

4.
The Meeting Place
Sunday, December 22nd at 4pm
541 Eatery & Exchange
541 Barton St. E.
(corner of Westinghouse Ave.)
Street Parking is free on Sundays.
No formal kids program but this is a very informal café setting that is welcoming to people of all ages.
Community Supper provided after the gathering.

5.
Fort Elgin
Christmas Eve Gathering & Singalong
Tue. Dec. 24th at 6pm
55 Elgin St.
(the house by Beasley Park nick named Fort Elgin)
Intergenerational event – kids welcome!
Street Parking
available on Elgin St. just North of Cannon St.
Potluck Supper after for anyone wanting to stay.

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Please Note:

  • No Gathering on Sunday December 29th
  • We are back at our regular time on January 5th at 4:30pm for a Potluck Supper and Discussion Time about our Advent Experiences.
    104 Hughson St. N.
    (use the front door on Wilson St.)

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.)