Join us for the holidays!

It is officially “the festival season.” Between this Sunday, November 26 and the first Sunday in January, we will celebrate the presence of the sacred, we will gather in fun and festivity, and we will contemplate quiet moments and deep meaning together. I want to invite you all to join in the joy this season; it’s a great time to come home (to Northwoods) for the holidays! With something a little different each Sunday, you won’t want to miss a single one.

  • Sunday, November 26 @ 10:30am

    Hanging of the Greens

    We’ll have a short all-ages worship and plenty of time for food and fellowship as we deck these halls at our annual Hanging of the Greens tradition. (Bring a snack to share!)

  • Saturday, December 2 @ 4:30pm

    Charlie Brown Christmas Party & Rehearsal

    RE potluck and singalong viewing of Charlie Brown Christmas. (4:30 potluck, 6:00 movie)

    Saturday, December 2 @ 4:30pm

  • Sunday, December 3 @ 10:30am

    Divine Feminine

    Celebrate the Divine Feminine with the inaugural performance of Northwoods’ Women’s Chorus.

  • Sunday, December 3, noon

    Adult Forum

    Adult Forum (noon): The Japanese word ikigai (iki= alive or life; gai= benefit or worth) refers to that which gives your life worth, your purpose or mission. Simply put, your reason to get up in the morning. What’s yours? (Hallie Moore and friends)

    Sunday, December 3, noon

  • Sunday, December 10 @ 10:30am

    Solstice Service

    Join Rev. Sarah for a Solstice/Earth-centered celebration of darkness, light, and the interplay between them.

  • Sunday, December 17 @ 10:30 a.m.

    Charlie Brown Christmas

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, presented by the children and youth of Northwoods. (Last day to drop off Stocking for Seniors donations.)

    Sunday, December 17 @ 10:30 a.m.

  • Sunday, December 24 @10:30am

    PJ and Cookies

    Cookies, Crafts and Cocoa: Come decorate cookies, sing some favorite carols, and share holiday memories (and Mad Libs) with your friends of all ages at Northwoods. Think of it as a light-hearted prelude to our traditional evening Christmas Eve service. And yes, you can wear your PJs!

  • Sunday, December 24 @ 5pm

    Christmas Eve Service

    Bring the whole family for our traditional Christmas Eve service. We’ll retell an ancient story, affirm timeless wisdom, and celebrate our living tradition in a season of hope.

    Sunday, December 24 @ 5pm

  • Friday, December 29 at 7pm

    Full Moon Drum Circle

    Drumming happens on the Friday closest to the full moon. We will gather at 7pm in the sanctuary. Bring drums or shaky things, friends, and your gratitude for this beautiful place we call home and everything that goes along with it. Optional smudging beforehand. Drum Circle is a spiritual practice group where all are welcome. Children are expected to do what the adults are doing. It’s perfectly OK to share this event. We always have plenty of drums to share.

  • Sunday, December 31 at 10:30am

    Social Justice Service

    Join the SEE Justice team for a Gorilla/Stampede Sunday retrospective.  Courtney Thibodeaux and friends will be performing the music.

    Sunday, December 31 at 10:30am

  • Sunday, January 7 @ 10:30am

    Burning Bowl Service

    Kick off your new year with our annual Burning Bowl Ritual, letting go of the past year’s challenges and embracing inspiration for 2024.