The following are holiday services scheduled in the Upper Midwest
December 7, 24 & 31 – Unity Minneapolis: Christmas Remembrance Service (remembering those who have gone on before us, lighting candles, sharing stories) at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 • Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. with child care provided at 7 p.m. and the choir sings at 11 p.m. • New Years Eve World Healing Meditation at 6 a.m. and Burning Bowl ceremony at 8 p.m. At 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, www.unityminneapolis.org
December 18-20 – The Christine Center: A Contemplative Christine Center Christmas Retreat in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, December 18-20. A weekend of contemplation guided by the genius of St. Francis and contemporary insights of creation spirituality. At W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI, 715.267.7507 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.christinecenter.org
December 19, 24 & 31 – Spirit United Church: Winter Solstice Celebration with Jorge Villianueva Castillo & The Spirit Walkers from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, Suggested donation $10 • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with music and stories – all welcome, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 • New Year’s Eve Celebration with 3 Kirtan Bands, donation, Come join us bring in the New Year at 7 p.m. to Midnight Wednesday, Dec. 31. At 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 612.378.3602, www.spiritunited.com
December 24 – Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5 p.m followed by Christmas Eve Potluck and Game Night. At 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.org
December 24 & 31 – Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: A positive path for spiritual living. Come share the holidays with us. Sunday Services at 10 a.m. Christmas Eve Candle Lighting, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 • Burning Bowl ceremony, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. At 4011 W. Highway 13, Savage, MN, 952.895.0745, www.unityofthevalleymn.org for directions.