Seasons Greetings, All Souls! (Image of evening and closeup of a snowflake)

Our focus this December’s worship theme is Mystery and Miracle, let’s explore it together throughout this holiday season! 

Toy Collection - November 20 to December 13

Each year, All Souls collects toys to be distributed by La Clinica del Pueblo, during their annual Posada celebration. The church hosts this event for our community partner, with children and their families enjoying music, food, games, and more! This year La Posada will be held on December 14, 2023.

This means our toy collection starts early this year! We will have donations bins in the Reeb Lobby and by the 16th Street doors (inside) beginning November 20 to December 13.

Or, you may purchase a toy online to be sent directly to La Clinica (until November 24).

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Holiday Ornament Exchange - December 1 to December 20

A seasonal tradition, you are now able to sign up to be part of the All Souls Holiday Ornament Exchange! Households will be matched together to create an ornament for each other. This is a family friendly way to bring our congregation together, near and far!

Last day to sign up is December 17th.

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Tree Trimming Party - December 6

Picture of congregants decorating the Sanctuary tree.

It’s a Welcoming Wednesday mini-party! Come to the All Souls Sanctuary on December 6th at 6:00pm to help trim the Sanctuary tree! We’ll listen to holiday music, maybe sing a few carols, fill the tree branches with light and cheer, then head to the Reeb Lobby to decorate cookies! We need the help of folx not afraid of climbing a ladder to get those hard to reach upper branches! 

Join us for this Intergenerational activity, for children and children at heart!

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Made By UU: Holiday Crafts Fair and Bakesale - December 10 & 17

Made By UU: Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and Bakesale

Calling all artists, crafters, and bakers – your art, crafts and baked goods needed!

Made by UU: Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale will be held after service on December 10th and 17th in Pierce Hall. Donate your particular art to the Holiday Fair to raise funds for ASC and for a more sustainable holiday season! Knit, crochet, paint, bake, ceramics, quilt, weave, anything and everything! 

All proceeds will contribute to the All Souls General Fund. If you think you may be interested in contributing to this fun event, please fill out this interest form.

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Christmas Pageant - December 17

Picture of youth in Christmas Pageant, May, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

This holiday favorite returns this year and will take place during service on December 17, 2022. See the children of the Childrens’ and Youth Religious Education Program act out the Nativity story. 

Information to sign your child(ren) to participate will be out soon! Rehearsal date and time will be announced. 

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Caroling with All Souls in Columbia Heights - December 18th

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Spread some holiday cheer in our neighborhood! Join musicians from the choirs for caroling throughout Columbia Heights. All ages and experience are welcome, and encouraged to join us!

We’ll begin by gathering for cocoa at the church at 6:00 pm before heading out. Dress warmly!

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Christmas Eve Services - December 24

Join us for one of our two Christmas Eve services! Bring a bell, your good cheer, and an open heart. We’ll celebrate the season together.

Our early Christmas service at 7:00pm is designed especially for families with young children—as well as the “young at heart” of all ages! 

Our late (10:00pm) Christmas Eve service full of music and reflection.

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Christmas Day - December 25

Picture of Santa sleeping in a recliner with a kitten sleeping in his beard and two puppies on his lap. A Long Winter's Nap by Tom Newsom

The church will be closed for a holiday break from December 25-30, 2023.

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New Year's Eve - December 31

Rev. Bill Sinkford: Kwanzaa In Mixed Company 

Service will be held at 10:30am on December 31, 2023. Rev. Bill will lead this Black American Music Sunday. Join us in person or online!

The church will close after coffee hour, and no meetings will be scheduled. The building will reopen on January 2, 2024 during normal business hours.

2023 Winter Holiday Calendar

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