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1st Sunday of Advent
Early Choir Rehearsal 7:45 am
Early Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 1 @ 7:45 am – 8:15 am
The Early Choir rehearses every Sunday at 7:45 AM and sings in the 8:30 service twice a month.  Jacquelyn Helin, Music Director and Pianist, D.M.A., directs.
Communion Service 8:30 am
Communion Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
“Real People, Real Places” The journey to Bethlehem starts in unlikely places—the confusing and conflicted city of Jerusalem, the Judean wilderness, the upcountry town of Nazareth. It also calls us to do unlikely things. “Beat your swords into plowshares,” calls … Continue reading
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
“Keeping Christmas While Keeping Your Sanity” What are ways to reduce the stress of the holiday season and increase your and your children’s understanding of what Christmas is really about?
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Adult Forum
“Cookies for Firefighters” – We have great neighbors in the Fire Station across St. Michael’s. We also have several dozen cookies to decorate for them! You’re invited to lend a hand along with the “Dynamite Disciples” during the 9:45 Forum. The … Continue reading
Dynamite Disciples 9:45 am
Dynamite Disciples @ Jemez Room
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Hang out with Eddie Napoli for a time of fellowship, fun, and games.  
Youth Initiates 9:45 am
Youth Initiates @ Youth Room
Dec 1 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Youth Initiates – The center of our Youth Ministry at United is the “Journey to Adulthood,” a two-year rite of passage for young adolescents. From this September (2019) through June 2021, our Youth Initiates explore five key areas of adult … Continue reading
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals 10:00 am
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals @ Sanctuary
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
The Sanctuary Choir, led by Bradley Ellingboe, rehearses in the Sanctuary for the 11:00 AM service.  The “Make a Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir, led by Katie Bickley, rehearses in the Cristo Room.
Worship Service 11:00 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Real People, Real Places” The journey to Bethlehem starts in unlikely places—the confusing and conflicted city of Jerusalem, the Judean wilderness, the upcountry town of Nazareth. It also calls us to do unlikely things. “Beat your swords into plowshares,” calls … Continue reading
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Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 8:00 am
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 5:15 pm
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
Immigration Task Force 7:00 pm
Immigration Task Force @ Learning Center
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We work with the Santa Fe Faith Network and the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice to educate the community and support immigrants.
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Women’s Study Group 10:00 am
Women’s Study Group @ Learning Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Women's Study Group @ Learning Center
The Women’s Study Group resumes meeting Sept. 4 at 10:00 am, with meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. We begin with a memoir by Tara Westover, Educated. Other books for study in the coming year include: … Continue reading
When the Holidays are Different 12:00 pm
When the Holidays are Different @ Learning Center
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
When the Holidays are Different @ Learning Center
For all the joy and celebrations, the holiday season can be difficult when we’ve experienced major change: divorce, moving, death, job changes, etc. On Wednesday, Dec. 4 (at noon), United offers a pastoral conversation, “When the Holidays are Different,” to … Continue reading
Casa Familia Shelter Dinner 5:00 pm
Casa Familia Shelter Dinner @ Casa Familia
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Our monthly food offering for Casa Familia.  The first Wednesday of each month volunteers bring entrees, veggies, salads, drinks and desserts for the women and children. From frozen lasagna to store-bought cookies, your contribution helps!  Sign up in the Community … Continue reading
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Weekly Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
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United Artists 1:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
This fellowship group consists of members and friends of United and is open to all artists. We’re a friendly, supportive group of women and men who enjoy creating art together. For the month of June, the group’s meeting plans will … Continue reading
Church Council Meeting 5:15 pm
Church Council Meeting @ Learning Center
Dec 5 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Church Council meeting in the Learning Center.
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Sara Filemyr Memorial Service 10:00 am
Sara Filemyr Memorial Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A memorial service celebrating the life of Sara Filemyr.
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2nd Sunday of Advent
Early Choir Rehearsal 7:45 am
Early Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 8 @ 7:45 am – 8:15 am
The Early Choir rehearses every Sunday at 7:45 AM and sings in the 8:30 service twice a month.  Jacquelyn Helin, Music Director and Pianist, D.M.A., directs.
Communion Service 8:30 am
Communion Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
“The Voice in the Wilderness” John the Baptist does all the things reserved for the priests of Jerusalem: preach, call to repentance, baptize. But he does them in the wilderness, not the big city. (Matt. 3:1-12) Two thousand years ago, … Continue reading
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
“National Wildlife Federation” – Rev. Andrew Black, Southwest Field Agent for the National Wildlife Federation, shares NWF’s work throughout the country and especially in the Northern Rio Grande Corridor and what NWF is doing to protect endangered species and habitats.  
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
“Helping Children Prepare for Christmas” – How can the spiritual practices of Advent (lighting the Advent candles, reading scripture, caring for others) help us—and our children—truly prepare for the coming of Christ’s light?  
Dynamite Disciples 9:45 am
Dynamite Disciples @ Jemez Room
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Hang out with Eddie Napoli for a time of fellowship, fun, and games.  
Youth Initiates 9:45 am
Youth Initiates @ Youth Room
Dec 8 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Youth Initiates – The center of our Youth Ministry at United is the “Journey to Adulthood,” a two-year rite of passage for young adolescents. From this September (2019) through June 2021, our Youth Initiates explore five key areas of adult … Continue reading
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals 10:00 am
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals @ Sanctuary
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
The Sanctuary Choir, led by Bradley Ellingboe, rehearses in the Sanctuary for the 11:00 AM service.  The “Make a Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir, led by Katie Bickley, rehearses in the Cristo Room.
Worship Service 11:00 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“The Voice in the Wilderness”  John the Baptist does all the things reserved for the priests of Jerusalem: preach, call to repentance, baptize. But he does them in the wilderness, not the big city. (Matt. 3:1-12) Two thousand years ago, … Continue reading
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Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 8:00 am
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
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January Newsletter Deadline
January Newsletter Deadline
Dec 11 all-day
Please submit your articles and/or announcements by today.
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 5:15 pm
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 11 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Weekly Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
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United Artists 1:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
This fellowship group consists of members and friends of United and is open to all artists. We’re a friendly, supportive group of women and men who enjoy creating art together. For the month of June, the group’s meeting plans will … Continue reading
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Christmas Caroling 5:00 pm
Christmas Caroling @ Community Room
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Christmas Caroling @ Community Room
“Christmas Caroling for All Ages” Youth, children and adults meet at United, practice, then go to El Castillo Retirement Center to bring Christmas joy! Then Youth walk to Upper Crust Pizza! (Youth – please bring $7.00 for pizza and drinks.) … Continue reading
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Advent Retreat 8:30 am
Advent Retreat @ Sanctuary
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Advent Retreat @ Sanctuary
 “The Desert Shall Bloom: The Promise of Advent” – Advent Retreat – Take time for reflection, prayer and silence and consider the real gifts God wants to offer us this season with a half-day “Advent Retreat” based on Isaiah’s promises of new life. … Continue reading
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Joyous Sunday of Advent
Early Choir Rehearsal 7:45 am
Early Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 15 @ 7:45 am – 8:15 am
The Early Choir rehearses every Sunday at 7:45 AM and sings in the 8:30 service twice a month.  Jacquelyn Helin, Music Director and Pianist, D.M.A., directs.
Communion Service 8:30 am
Communion Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
“How Do We Know What We’re Waiting For?”  “Are you the One?” ask John’s disciples of Jesus. (Matt. 11:2-11) He answers them: “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard. The blind see, the lame walk, and the … Continue reading
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
“Report from the Border” – In October, United Member Pat Roach spent a week on the border in El Paso/Juarez with the Encuentro Project, sponsored by the Catholic Order of Jesuits and other Catholic organizations. She and the others immersed themselves … Continue reading
Adult Forum 9:45 am
Adult Forum @ Learning Center
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
“Sharing the Christmas Story” – An unplanned pregnancy, a journey demanded by the Empire, a birth in an unlikely place. Much of the Christmas story isn’t suitable for kids. How do we share the story?  
Dynamite Disciples 9:45 am
Dynamite Disciples @ Jemez Room
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Hang out with Eddie Napoli for a time of fellowship, fun, and games.  
Youth Initiates 9:45 am
Youth Initiates @ Youth Room
Dec 15 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Youth Initiates – The center of our Youth Ministry at United is the “Journey to Adulthood,” a two-year rite of passage for young adolescents. From this September (2019) through June 2021, our Youth Initiates explore five key areas of adult … Continue reading
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals 10:00 am
Sanctuary & Kids’ Choirs Rehearsals @ Sanctuary
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
The Sanctuary Choir, led by Bradley Ellingboe, rehearses in the Sanctuary for the 11:00 AM service.  The “Make a Joyful Noise” Kids’ Choir, led by Katie Bickley, rehearses in the Cristo Room.
Worship Service 11:00 am
Worship Service
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“How Do We Know What We’re Waiting For?”  “Are you the One?” ask John’s disciples of Jesus. (Matt. 11:2-11) He answers them: “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard. The blind see, the lame walk, and the … Continue reading
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Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 8:00 am
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
Supper with St. Nick 5:00 pm
Supper with St. Nick @ Community Room
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Supper with St. Nick @ Community Room
“Supper with St. Nick and Parents’ Night Out” – All Children and Youth invited to a Pancake Supper with a visit from the real St. Nick and preparing giftbags and cards for the guests of St. Elizabeth Shelter. Parents! Bring your … Continue reading
St. Elizabeth Shelter Dinner 5:30 pm
St. Elizabeth Shelter Dinner @ St. Elizabeth Shelter
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
St. Elizabeth Shelter Dinner @ St. Elizabeth Shelter
United provides food for the men at St. Elizabeth Shelter the third Tuesday of every month. Your home-made creations or store-bought offerings are greatly appreciated. Please stay, serve, eat, and get to know the guys at St. E’s. Sign up … Continue reading
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Newsletter Folding 9:00 am
Newsletter Folding @ Learning Center
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Help fold, seal, label, and prepare the newsletters for mailing.
Women’s Study Group 10:00 am
Women’s Study Group @ Learning Center
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Women's Study Group @ Learning Center
The Women’s Study Group resumes meeting Sept. 4 at 10:00 am, with meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. We begin with a memoir by Tara Westover, Educated. Other books for study in the coming year include: … Continue reading
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group 5:15 pm
Men of Faith (and Doubt) – Men’s Study Group @ United
Dec 18 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
All United men are invited to join in a short-term (through mid-December) study and exploration group on some Biblical men. The stories of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers, Joseph the father of Jesus, Moses, or Elijah provide an opportunity not … Continue reading
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Weekly Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary.
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¡Vamos todos a Belén!
¡Vamos todos a Belén! @ United Church of Santa Fe
Dec 19 all-day
¡Vamos todos a Belén! @ United Church of Santa Fe
Children and Youth take the train to Belén, NM – All children and youth invited to take the train to Belén (last stop on the Rail Runner!) We’ll explore the town (which is a lot like 1st and 21st century Bethlehem), … Continue reading
United Artists 1:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
United Artists @ Learning Center
This fellowship group consists of members and friends of United and is open to all artists. We’re a friendly, supportive group of women and men who enjoy creating art together. For the month of June, the group’s meeting plans will … Continue reading
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Las Posadas 6:30 pm
Las Posadas @ Community Room
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Las Posadas @ Community Room
  “Journey to Bethlehem: Las Posadas” Share in this wonderful New Mexico tradition as we welcome our brothers and sisters from Santa Maria de la Paz and St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for an evening of song, prayer and a special … Continue reading
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4th Sunday of Advent
Festival Choir Rehearsal 7:30 am
Festival Choir Rehearsal @ Sanctuary
Dec 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:20 pm
Festival Choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary
Lessons & Carols 8:30 am
Lessons & Carols
Dec 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
“How Far to Bethlehem?” – A Service of Lessons and Carols. The distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem is only 70 miles as the crow flies. But Mary and Joseph weren’t crows, and neither are we. How do we take this … Continue reading
Dynamite Disciples 9:45 am
Dynamite Disciples @ Jemez Room
Dec 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Hang out with Eddie Napoli for a time of fellowship, fun, and games.  
Youth Initiates 9:45 am
Youth Initiates @ Youth Room
Dec 22 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Youth Initiates – The center of our Youth Ministry at United is the “Journey to Adulthood,” a two-year rite of passage for young adolescents. From this September (2019) through June 2021, our Youth Initiates explore five key areas of adult … Continue reading
Lessons & Carols 11:00 am
Lessons & Carols @ Sanctuary
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“How Far to Bethlehem?” – A Service of Lessons and Carols. The distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem is only 70 miles as the crow flies. But Mary and Joseph weren’t crows, and neither are we. How do we take this journey? … Continue reading
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Christmas Eve Services – “Vamos todos a Belén (Really?)”
Farolito Setup & Lighting 3:00 pm
Farolito Setup & Lighting @ United Church of Santa Fe
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Farolito Setup & Lighting @ United Church of Santa Fe
Join us Christmas Eve at 3:00 pm to help place the farolitos all around (and on top of) the church for the evening services. Many hands make light work! Please bring long grill lighters.  
Candles & Carols 5:00 pm
Candles & Carols @ Sanctuary
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Candles & Carols @ Sanctuary
Designed for families with children, but all welcome! Carols, a special Christmas story, the Children’s Choir, a gift from Bethlehem for every child, and the Candle-lighting Service. (Infant & toddler childcare.)  
Candlelight Service 7:00 pm
Candlelight Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Candlelight Service @ Sanctuary
Carols, candle lighting, the Christmas Festival Choir, and a message of hope. (Childcare.)  
Candlelight Communion 11:00 pm
Candlelight Communion @ Sanctuary
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am
Candlelight Communion @ Sanctuary
A Christmas Reflection, Communion, and special music. The service ends with the greeting of Christmas morning.  
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First Sunday of Christmastide
First Sunday of Christmastide @ Sanctuary
Dec 29 all-day
First Sunday of Christmas.
Worship Service 11:00 am
Worship Service @ Sanctuary
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Where to Now?” (One service only at 11:00 am—Childcare provided.) Childcare available.  Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month in the 11 o’clock service.
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