Events – Religion Calendar

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Monday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Living Table United Church of Christ
3805 E. 40th St.
Please join us for this time of prayer and healing when we remember the struggle of transgender people and honor those who have been murdered during the past year.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S.
The church shares its annual Thanksgiving Eve worship service with the neighborhood community. Pie and coffee will follow.

Multi-denominational Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
4120 17th Ave. S.
Seven churches, representing the United Church of Christ, Methodist, Episcopal and Lutheran denominations, are joining together for Thanksgiving Eve worship. Anyone who would like to sing in the mass choir may come for rehearsal at 6 p.m. Pie will be served afterwards.

Honoring and Understanding Our Veterans
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
Church of the Holy Name (Garvey Hall/Lower Level)
3637 11th Ave. S.
Join us for a viewing of the PBS documentary “Proud to Serve,” which salutes our military men and women as it helps us understand their lives. This inspiring and moving program profiles those in combat as well as those behind the lines such as clerks, translators and mechanics.  Included are Senator Bob Dole, Shaquille O’Neal, Jessica Lynch and more.  How can we understand and honor the veterans in our community?  Bring a friend and join us for learning and lively discussion. No cost/no registration; coffee provided.  For more info:,  612-724-5465.

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas
Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 to 11 a.m.
Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church
5300 10th Ave. S.
Enjoy a free breakfast, games, crafts, Advent resources and stories with Saint Nicholas—the real person who inspired Santa Claus. Consider purchasing Christmas presents at the gift shop of holiday items and baked goods, fair trade and alternative gifts, and a book fair for kids.

Advent Procession
Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Ave. S.
Mount Olive and Fine Arts presents its annual Advent Procession Service. Mark the season with a solemn procession and a series of lessons and carols for Advent, and enter this season of hope in the darkest time of the year. Candles, incense and beautiful music all invite the listener to engage in this profound liturgical season. Free and open to the public.

Handel’s “Messiah”
Saturday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
4842 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls. 55419
St. John’s Music Series presents its 28th performance of “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel, the German-born English composer (1685-1759) known for his large operas and oratorios. Most people in this country have heard of this work but may have never heard it—except they might have heard small moments of it without knowing what it was, such as in TV ads. If you’ve never heard “Messiah” in a live performance, you should definitely go. Its beauty is equal to all the greatest works composed during the baroque era.  It contains some of the most heart-stopping moments in Western music. It’s popular for a good reason.
Soloists are Anna Christofaro, soprano; Sally Clayburn, mezzo-soprano; Richard Joseph, tenor; and Chandler Molbert, bass, with Samuel Grace conducting.
The music series seeks to offer all people the opportunity to hear great music, performed well, and at no cost. The admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken to defray production costs. Due to limited parking around the church, carpooling is strongly encouraged. Free child care will be available on Sunday, Dec. 10.













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