Christmas at SOTV

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Worship

Sunday, December 2

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Advent Family Dinner & Worship
A free-will offering dinner and a family-friendly worship experience with Christmas carols. More info.

Sunday, December 9

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Advent Family Dinner & Worship
A free-will offering dinner and a family-friendly worship experience with Christmas carols. More info.

Sunday, December 16

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Advent Family Dinner & Worship
A free-will offering dinner and a family-friendly worship experience with Christmas carols. More info.

Wednesday, December 19

7:00 pm - Travelers Christmas Service
More info on Christmas services.

Sunday, December 23

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Advent Family Dinner & Worship
A free-will offering dinner and a family-friendly worship experience with Christmas carols. More info.

Monday, December 24 - Overflow seating will be in the Great Hall & Chapel. More info on Christmas services.

10:00 am - Family Christmas Eve Worship

11:30 am - Family Christmas Eve Worship

1:30 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

3:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

4:30 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

6:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

8:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

9:30 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

11:00 pm - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship


Concerts

Saturday, December 1

7:30 pm - VocalEssence’s Welcome Christmas 2018 Concert
Purchase Tickets

Sunday, December 9

6:30 - 7:30 pm - Christmas Jazz Concert
Everyone is welcome to attend this special energetic and exciting free Christmas concert in the style of swing dance and jazz music. The Good News Big Band is a Twin Cities based group that will perform Christmas music in a big band swing style, with trumpets, saxophones, trombones, and more! Men, women, couples and singles, teens and children of all ages are welcome. Sponsored by Couples' Ministries. No childcare is needed - bring the kids! Light refreshments available after the concert.

Saturday, December 15

7:30 pm - Cantus Choral Christmas Concert
Purchase Tickets

Sunday, December 16

6:00 pm - Sounds of the Season Concert


Programs

Saturday, December 15

11:00 am & 1:00 pm - GodZone Christmas Program
11:00 am Christmas program is Godzone hours: Sunday 9:45 am & Wednesday 4:30 pm
1:00 pm Christmas program is Godzone hours: Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am, & Wednesday 5:45 & 7:00 pm


Events

Thursday, November 29

6:00 - 8:30 pm - Twenties 2.0 Christmas Party
Are you in your 20s and excited for Christmas? Wear a pretty…or ugly Christmas sweater while we play games, watch a movie or listen to Christmas music, and enjoy appetizers. Optional: bring an item from home, re-gift an item, or spend up to $5 on a white elephant gift to exchange.

Thursday, December 6

9:00 am - Older Kids’ Cookie Bake
Registration coming soon

Preschool Family Advent Party

Sunday, December 9

3:30 - 6:30 pm - LIFT (30s & 40s) Christmas Party, Caroling, & Cookies
Join for a holiday party with hot chocolate, food, and good cheer! Meet at 3:30 pm at Augustana Care Home in Apple Valley (bring the kids) to deliver cookies to several residents who are connected to SOTV, and regale them with a few Christmas songs. Then from 4:45 - 6:30 pm, we will be at SOTV for potluck and fellowship; childcare is available for this portion of the evening. Bring a dish to share for potluck. Bring a $10 wrapped gift for a fun gift exchange activity (one per person or one per couple). Register for the event. Register for free childcare by Dec 2.

Tuesday, December 11

12:00 pm - Older Kids’ (Seniors 55+) “12 Days of Christmas” Christmas Lunch
All seniors (55+) are invited to join the annual Christmas lunch, with a full holiday meal and a performance by Minnesota’s own “Alive & Kickin,” a rockin’ senior citizen ensemble presenting a high-energy music theater experience! Cost: $17. Register


Help Someone in Need

Christmas Gift Giving

Sign-up to help a family or individual in need this holiday season through our Christmas Gift Giving program. We have several different shopping programs to choose from, or you can give a monetary donation. Brochures and additional information can be found here.

Winter Outerwear Collection

Each winter, SOTV collects & distributes gently used winter outerwear, primarily to local Dakota County families, but also to families in the Twin Cities area. The need in our community is great & grows every year.

Please remember these families as you go through your winter clothing & donate items you no longer use. Winter outerwear collection accepts items that are clean & in good repair during the months of November & December. Bring items to the collection box in SOTV’s narthex.

Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree accepts new hats, gloves, mittens, & scarves during the month of December. Look for the tree by the Welcome Center desk!