Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 @ 10:30am
We're having a simple ir-regular worship service, lead by Rev. Bill Beatty in the sanctuary. Come to sing carols and hear the Christmas Story on Christmas Day. Because of asbestos related complications our new furnace is not up and running, so we won't have heat in the sanctuary. Be sure to dress warm, or bring a blanket if you come for this time.
Or do your own special worship at home on Christmas morning using our Christmas At Home Kit. Download it HERE.
CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION
Saturday, 12/24 @ 7:00PM
candles - carols - impromptu Christmas pageant -
choir & chocolate in an informal, participatory and kid-inclusive setting.
Check out a video of one our past instant pageants on YouTube @CAPCOakland
SERVICE ON THE LONGEST NIGHT
LABYRINTH OF LIGHT WALK
wednesday, 12/21 AT 7:30PM
Join us on this the longest night, shortest day of the year - the Winter Solstice. It's the reason for which we celebrate Christmas in the Winter (near the solstice) rather than in the Spring (when it most likely happened historically). This first day of winter, the shortest of the year, is the point where the light seems the most absent in our darkness,....and yet. Our service will be one of chants and meditation, and walking a labyrinth of light....all to claim the promise that the light shines in the darkness and cannot be overcome. While most of Advent and Christmas is a time of hype and merriment, it's also a time of loss, sadness and mourning for many....this night is space made for that darkness in the midst of the brightness of the promise of Christmas.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH @ 10:30AM
Come join us in your favorite Christmas Sweater - or any sweater! - as we celebrate this last Sunday before Christmas. We'll also be collecting our annual offering to benefit the work of Witnessing Ministries in India with the Dalit people