Are you concerned about gun violence? Attend the screening of this documentary at Sojourners, December 1 at 7:00 pm. Katie Couric is the narrator and executive producer. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the issue. Constructive follow-up resources and activities will be provided. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Sunday, December 3 First Sunday of Advent Worship and Communion 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6 Welcome Table Holiday Potluck 6:00-7:00 pm Sing-along 7:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, December 10 Second Sunday of Advent Worship and new member joining 10:00 a.m. 9th Annual Advent Fair after service
Thursday, December 14 Soup Supper and ornament making (child-friendly) 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 Third Sunday of Advent Children’s Christmas pageant service 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 21 Soup Supper and ornament making (child-friendly) 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent Morning worship 10:00 a.m. Christmas Eve service 5:00 p.m.
This Thursday we will not be gathering for Evening Vespers. We look forward to seeing you November 29 at 7:00 pm.
With a water theme in mind, two church members, J. Brian McCrory and Ben King, dreamed up and created this amazing “waterfall” you see here. It’s a beautiful addition to our worship space. Julie Hughens, another Sojourner, designed the lovely mobile shown in the second photograph. It hangs in the center of our sanctuary.
Seven Sojourners came out on October 7th for a work crew at Habitat’s Sunrise community in Charlottesville. Blessed with beautiful weather, our crew painted exterior walls and helped move scaffolding. At the site we also presented Habitat representatives with a monetary donation as part of our Service and Missions Local Giving.
The church has gathered food donations for years which are regularly delivered to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. In October we’ve added a new regular recipient and starting in November it’ll be on a set schedule . We’re referring to it as “SARA Second Sundays.” That’s when the Sexual Assault Resource Agency will be the beneficiary.
We have participated in this collection for many years with other local churches, faith communities and organizations and increased the number of gifts bags collected yearly. This is an in-gathering of hygiene items, cards and stationery for the 1300 women there. The bags can be filled for $5 (a specific item list is available from the church. If you’re interested in contributing, give us a call.) We will maintain a collection basket in the entryway until mid-November.
Come for some space to be in silence, prayer (spoken and silent), listening to and for a Word, Communion and blessing on Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 pm.
Sojourners is co-sponsoring an interactive workshop, “Responding to Hatred Without Hating: Dialogue Skills for Difficult Times” 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at Unity of Charlottesville (2825 Hydraulic Rd.). Details about the event and registration: http://bit.ly/respondtohatred
Once again Sojourners is excited to be tabling at the Cville Pride Festival 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. This “free, family-friendly event offers people throughout Central VA and beyond the chance to celebrate and experience the diversity and vibrancy of the local LGBTQ community.” This year the venue has been shifted to a larger space, the Sprint Pavilion, downtown. Stop by the table for your very own rainbow tattoo! More information here: http://cvillepride.org/2017-cville-pride-festival/