The following spiritual communities are offering the following events this holiday season, all open to the public:
- The Christine Center, W8303 Mann RoadÂ Â Willard, WI 54493, 715.267.7507, www.christinecenter.org
December 21-23 — Winter Solstice: Banquet of Light Yoga Retreat with Angela Coffee.Â This celebration of light, the rebirth of the sun, is a powerful doorway ushering us into the life and radiance of our choosing.
December 21-23Â –Â Solstice Vigil Celebration 2012 with Stephanie Lovlien Kirkey,Â Subtle Energy Therapist. Come and celebrate the solstice end and beginningÂ of the Mayan calendar with powerful prayer and meditation, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Our Spiritual Center, 615 1st Ave NE, Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55413, 612.388.8223
Friday, December 21 — Winter Solstice Celebration, 7:30 p.m. at Father Hennepin Park (east end of the Stone Arch Bridge on the Mississippi River), featuring music, a bonfire, warm beverages, community and celebration of the return of the sun.
Sunday, December 23 — Â Christmas service Sunday morning, 11 a.m., with special music and Christmas carols
Sunday, December 30 — New Year’s Celebration Sunday morning, 11 a.m., with a burning bowl ceremony — to begin 2013 open and receptive.
- St. Francis Liberal Catholic Church, 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612.823.4276, stfrancisliberalcatholicchurch.org, all events open to the public
Sunday, December 2 — Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., followed by monthly pizza luncheon
Sunday, December 16 — Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.; Vegetarian potluck at noon followed by caroling
Sunday, December 23 — Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, December 25 — Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.
- Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, 612.378.3602, www.spiritunited.com
Friday, December 21 — Winter Solstice Candlelight Service, 7 p.m., A reflective evening of live music, poetry and candle lighting.
Monday, December 24 — Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of singing and readings, 4:30 p.m.
- Unity Christ Church, 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422, 763.521.4793, www.unitychristchurch.org, all events open to the public
Monday, December 3 — Remembrance Service at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 24 — Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 7 and 11 p.m.
Monday, December 31 — New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Service at 8 p.m. and Meditation Service at 11:30 p.m.