Services in December - Compassion
Dec 3: “Holiday Healing Service” at 7:00 pm with Rev. Dana Lightsey. Do the holidays bring up feelings of sadness or loneliness or heartbreak for you? We know how the holidays can be an especially painful time making feelings of loss much more difficult and profound. Please join us for this quiet interfaith healing service of readings and music to remember and honor those relationships and loved ones who are missing from our lives this holiday season. Refreshments and conversation will follow the service.
Dec 7: “Lost In Translation” with Rev. Dana Lightsey. The New Testament we know today was translated and written by the Greeks, then translated into Latin, then into English. Yet Jesus was not Greek, nor were his disciples and followers. They were Jewish and spoke in Aramaic. This service will take a new look at the wisdom teachings from the New Testament as translated directly from the Aramaic language based on ancient, Aramaic texts from Syria, and from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dec 14: “Leading from Any Seat” with Amanda Udis-Kessler. Leadership is often a challenge for congregations, but what if we are thinking about it in too narrow a way? What if there are many kinds of leadership? What if, in fact, everyone at High Plains could be a leader right now, right where they are? We'll consider this new approach to leadership, one that is much less dependent on team and Board positions and much more dependent on the actions we all take in support of High Plains.
Dec 21: “Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever” with the Children and Cindy Bosch.
Dec 24: “Lessons and Carols” - Christmas Eve at 7:30 pm with Rev. Dana Lightsey. Please join us for this beautiful evening of traditional lessons and carols. From proclaiming the birth of Jesus, to the quiet beauty of lighting candles and singing Silent Night, this evening service will be a celebration of the magic of Christmas.
Dec 28: “Lifting Our Voices and Hearts In Song” with Joe Uveges. Come celebrate the holidays with readings and carols led by Joe Uveges and others.