December Holiday Event List

Sunday, November 29th at 5:00 pm

 Light up The Food Shelf as we light up our Christmas Tree and Winter Wonder Walk

Virtual/Live Stream on Facebook or watch/listen in vehicles

Please join us, virtually, or in your car for the lighting of the URLC Christmas Tree and Winter Wonder Walk.  We will be streaming the lighting live on Facebook and will broadcast over the radio on FM 99.1, for those of you joining by car.  We encourage you to add natural decorations to the tree now and throughout the Christmas season.  Please be sure to use safe Covid-19 practices and social distancing when placing your ornament on the tree.  Pour a cup of hot chocolate, sit back, and listen as we play some Christmas music and light the way to Christmas season.

During this event, free will nonperishable food and/or monetary donation bins will be located outside. All proceeds for this event will go to our local Food Shelf.

Saturday, December 5th at 11:00 am

Reading of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, read by Pastor Marggi 

Virtual/Live Stream on Facebook

Please join Pastor Marggi for a live stream reading of The Mitten by Jan Brett.  This reading will kick of our URLC Mitten Drive that will run through the rest of the Christmas season.  Come hang a pair of mittens on our Christmas tree for Marggi to collect and share with those who need help warming their hands this season.

Sunday, December 20th at 5:00 pm

Live Nativity Scene

Virtual/Live Stream on Facebook or watch/drive through in your vehicle

To celebrate the joy, wonder and love of Christmas, United Redeemer Lutheran Church would like to invite you to a live nativity scene. To ensure our community stays safe during this event we require that there be no foot traffic in or around the scene.  Either drive by and tune into FM 99.1 FM to enjoy the event or tune into a live stream on Facebook! 

During this event we will be collecting free will food donations for the Zumbrota Area Food Shelf utilizing a drive through food drop station.  Monetary donations will be used to help families in need through God’s Global Barnyard.

Sunday, December 20th at 5:00 pm

Lighting of the Luminaries

Virtual/Live Stream on Facebook or watch/drive through in your vehicle

We would love to have the kids from our church decorate a luminary bag for beautifully lit decorations for the evening of the live Nativity.  We will have some folks dropping these bags off at your doorstep in the next week or so.  Please bring this bag back to the lower entrance of the church where a plastic tub will be marked “Luminary Drop Off.”  There will also be a box marked “Luminary Pick-Up” just in case a luminary bag does not make it to your house in town.  If you live in the country, please pick up a luminary bag to decorate.  Please have all the decorated bags brought back to the church by Dec. 17th.  

Pastor Marggi will be posting daily devotionals, starting November 30th through December 23rd, we will continue to livestream our Sunday services on Facebook, and every Wednesday through advent, Pastor Marggi and Dylon Starr will be posting a heartbeat service. Keep a look out for a few other Facebook only events will be posting throughout the month of December. Our hope is that these events will help bring us together, despite not being able to gather, and spread Christmas cheer, all while supporting our local food shelf and other organizations.  It is the season of giving after all!

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