Our Online Community
We have shifted during the pandemic to a primarily online community using our Discord server. That’s where you’ll find announcements, memes, prayer requests, photos of our animals, general chat, and lots more. If you’re not up for our Discord, you can also join our email list to get a weekly email with announcements and updates or join our GroupMe.
We love you. We are here for you. Whatever you need, we will make sure you get it. We know it’s frustrating, scary, and depressing to navigate this pandemic. Right now, we’re worried about making sure you are safe and taken care of.
Please don’t hesitate to email us, DM us, or call us. We will have office hours during the week, and you can always schedule a one-on-one Hangout with us. We are here to listen and to help you get through this time. So if you want to rant or you’re out of food, if you need a listening ear or a webcam, please reach out. We are here to support you.
Love, Rene and Anna
- Please share our Adopt-a-Family fundraiser link far and wide! We’d love to raise plenty of money for our annual service project.
- Holiday plans are coming together. Check below for more about our holiday events.
- Over the break, we have stockings in the lounge for everyone. We hope you’ll play Santa and put some gifts in each other’s stockings to discover. (And there’s already something in there for you from the ministers!)
We won’t have regularly scheduled events during the break, but we will meet up about once per week to stay in touch and share holiday cheer together. And don’t forget that we have the Discord channels to connect with each other while we’re apart.
Rene and Anna will be holding office hours in the Discord server voice channels throughout the break. If you’d like to schedule a time to chat on Zoom, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or DM.
Secret Santa Stockings
Monday, November 23 – Sunday, January 17
Love playing Santa? Us too! We’re hanging a stocking for everyone in the lounge, plus some notes about them in case you haven’t met yet. Feel free to leave notes, treats, and gifts in each other’s stockings throughout the holiday season. For those who are out of town, we’ll gather up any goodies left in your stocking and mail them to you after the break.
Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
A bonus Bible study for the Christmas season! We’ll talk about Advent, the Christmas liturgical season, and the Biblical nativity story. Plan to bring your Advent devotional booklet if you have it handy. (Need a copy? Email Anna.)
Tuesday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’d like to meet up in person to help shop for our adopt-a-family, we’ll meet at the Target in Capital Plaza at 1 p.m. If you want to help shop virtually, we’ll be using Discord text and voice channels to chat about what we’re finding, share pictures, etc. and you’re welcome to hop in! After we’re done shopping, we’ll head back to the lounge to wrap presents. You’re welcome to leave early or join late.
Christmas Movie Party on Zoom
Thursday, December 17 in the evening (time TBD)
Wear your comfiest pajamas, grab some cocoa or cider, and join us for a virtual movie night with your Labyrinth friends. Watch the Discord for a movie poll in the days leading up to the party.
Holiday Baking Party
Tuesday, December 29 in the afternoon (time TBD)
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me FIVE TASTY TREEEEEAAAATS! Join us in the lounge kitchen or on Zoom for some fun baking, watching other people bake, and general holiday merriment. We’ll be there most of the afternoon, so feel free to pop in whenever you’re free. (Still with family? Let them know you’ve got a church thing!)
Wednesday, January 6 in the evening (time TBD)
The twelve days of Christmas end at Epiphany, the day when we remember the magi’s journey to Bethlehem guided by a star. We’ll have a short worship service that evening to close out the Christmas season.