Advent & Christmas at Epworth

Beloved Epworth Family,

 

This Advent as we hear again the words, "Don't be afraid," from Gabriel and other divine messengers, I invite you to look for the angels among us. Notice who is showing up, unexpectedly, with a word of Good News. Be awake to these bearers of surprising and glad tidings. I believe they are all around us. 


I invite you to seek out holy encounters with your church family through transcendent worship, special events, and other ways to be in community. Stay awake! And receive the Good News of the incarnation.


May God’s holy angels be very near, and may you experience a blessed Advent, 
Pastor Kristin   

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Worship at Epworth - 12/12/21 - Third Sunday of Advent
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Epworth UMC, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Please pre-register your attendance for in person worship.
  • Holiday Lunch Bunch - 12/16/21
    Holiday Lunch Bunch - 12/16/21
    Dec 16, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Come enjoy fellowship and fun. Do you have a holiday memory to share? Bring your own lunch and drink - we will supply coffee, tea and something sweet. We are accepting donations of new children's books (elementary age). RSVP to Susan at susanejardin@gmail.com. Proof of vaccination required.
  • Worship at Epworth - 12/19/21 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
    Dec 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Epworth UMC, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Please pre-register your attendance for in person worship.
  • Solstice Labyrinth Walk - 12/19/21
    Dec 19, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    Epworth UMC, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Everyone is invited to walk the labyrinth inlaid in Fellowship Hall, guided by Judy Cayot. This spiritual practice of meditative walking quiets the mind, opens the heart and grounds the body.
  • Blue Christmas Ritual - 12/20/21
    Dec 20, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Zoom
    We gather on the longest night of the year, mindful of the losses of life, livelihood, love, liveliness and light and offer hope and healing. Please pre-register to receive the zoom link in your inbox.
  • Christmas Eve Pilgrimage - Journey to the Manger & Live Nativity
    Dec 24, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    1953 Hopkins St, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Beginning at the Hopkins Street lawn, walk a five station path and experience the hope, peace, joy, and love of the season, culminating at a live Nativity scene on the steps to the Sanctuary. Candles, carols and scripture - a delight for children of all ages!
  • Christmas Eve Worship - December 24, 2021
    Dec 24, 11:00 PM PST – Dec 25, 12:00 AM PST
    Epworth UMC, 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley, CA 94707, USA
    Please pre-register your attendance.