December 15 – Holiday Family Connections

Worship Leader:  Donna McCartney

Will you spend challenging times with difficult people over the holidays? What steps can you take to turn family events into a celebration rather than an experience to endure? Let’s explore and share ideas of how we can improve our family connections during the holidays.

December 22 – Kids in Need of Defense

Jossiel Moreira & Alejandra Quintero, Guest Speakers
Worship Leader: Rachel Daniels

Jossiel Moreira, Staff Attorney and Alejandra Quintero, Social Services Coordinator from the Los Angeles office of “Kids in Need of Defense” (“KIND”), will bring the compassion of the holidays to us with their discussion of how they help unaccompanied immigrant children and what KIND currently does to help and assist children in need. The presentation will also update us on current immigration policies, provide background information on what has happened, and discuss volunteer opportunities for helping immigrant children being represented by KIND. Founded by Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corporation, KIND protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney. KIND achieves fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing a child’s best interests, safety, and well-being. Join us for this important presentation that encompasses the love, justice and compassion of the holidays and learn what is currently happening with regard to immigrant children. To find out more:

December 24, 4pm ~ Christmas Eve Service! ~ Christmas at the Beach

Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez
Readers: Board and Worship Committee Members

There is nothing so lovely as our little white church at the beach, lit up with candles for Christmas Eve. Our service will begin early, at 4pm, so we may enjoy stories and readings, Christmas songs and our traditional candle lighting to “Silent Night”, have warm drinks and goodies. Then, in less than an hour, we may jingle along on our ways into the beauty of the special evening.