Tuesday, December 8th & 15th, 2020 @ 4:30 – 6:30 PM

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The Holly and the Ivy! You know me (Maureen Bovet) as a plant person, however in this extraordinary year I am planning to do some extra holiday decorating. I am no expert decorator but I am ready to up my game this year! Let’s put our heads and hearts and hands together on two dark early December afternoons to talk about holiday decorating ideas for our homes. I will present some things I’ll be doing along with opening up discussions of your ideas. Tuesdays Dec 8th & 15th @ 4:30 PM @ our current community meeting place, Parish Hall of ZOOM.

Monday, December 14, 2020 @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM

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We’ve heard this story all our lives—a carpenter from Nazareth and his pregnant wife travel to Bethlehem to be counted during a census, but are turned away at the inn, leaving them to give birth in a lowly stable. Yet, there are likely many fascinating details about this prodigious event found within the Bible itself that you may not remember! Who was present for the birth of Jesus? In which city do Mary and Joseph actually live? How many wise men are mentioned? What gifts did the shepherds bring to celebrate the baby? It is well known by historians that King Herod died in 4 BCE, so if Herod is an active player in the story, how could Jesus be born at the turn of the millennium?

If you read the narrative in its entirety, you’ll find it is full of contradictions. Join biblical scholar and archaeologist Nate Ramsayer on Monday, December 14 from 7:00–8:30 pm EST as he leads First Parish Lexington members via Zoom through an introduction to the biblical story, and a guided tour of how historians make sense of its conflicting details. This lecture is FREE and open to the public; no background is necessary! Come learn about some of the foundational theories of New Testament study!

Monday, December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 – 6:00 PM

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Join Lisa Maria Andreoli Steinberg, our DRE FM (Director of Religious Education and Family Ministry) to share what your special holiday family sweet treat / dessert is, trade recipes and share the story of why this is special in your family.