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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Find out what's happening this month at SJBC. Get this month's events schedule, a recap of events from last month, and more.

Events Calendar

Tuesday Noonday Bible Study

December 6, 13, and 20

Church Conference Line

(617) 941-8490 or (520) 420-9092

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The Advent Season is upon Us.  Advent is all about reflecting on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth in the world as it is today.  It is a time for faith communities and families to remember, through prayer, reflections, special music, and good deeds what the true meaning of Jesus’ birth is. There are many different traditions associated with the four weeks of Advent.    


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Kwanzaa 2022

 

What Is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday held annually from December 26 to January 1.

Fundamentally, it celebrates family, culture, community, and the harvest. The word “Kwanzaa” itself comes from the Kiswahili phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning “first fruits [of the harvest].”

Kwanzaa is the brainchild of Dr. Maulana Karenga, an African-American author, activist, professor, and then chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach in 1966.  Kwanzaa is an annual week-long celebration that is observed from December 26th to January 1st.

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Celebrations

Celebrations are abundant this month, and we request your help acknowledging our members, family, and friends who are celebrating anniversaries, births and birthdays, graduations, memorials, and other very special life events. 

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