“Art of the annunciation: reflections on the meeting of divine and human”
December 3 at 9:15am East classroom
John Carey, presenter

In the gospel of Luke, a seminal event occurred : the angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced that she would become pregnant by the Holy Spirit, and that her son would be the chosen one- we all know the story. Of note no other gospel describes this narrative in the clarity provided by Luke . Matthew frames it in a much different way and very briefly . This particular event has been a popular theme throughout the history of art, especially in the Renaissance. The depictions of Mary display a variety of reactions and different interpretations by the artists through time. The Annunciation is  not only is the origin event of Jesus as a human (incarnation ) but also introduces a theme common in the ancient world, the virgin birth. Please join John in a presentation December 3 showing some of the most  illustrative paintings of the Annunciation.

Service opportunity at the Utah Food Bank, we will be sorting food on Saturday, December 2nd. Tabor volunteers sort canned and non-perishable goods at the Utah Food Bank 3150 South 900 West, Salt Lake City.  Contact Casey White for more information at (801) 678-5049.  Rumor has it that Casey sometimes brings donuts!! 

Advent Holden Evening Prayer Wednesdays at 7pm.  Speakers from Tabor will talk on the theme of "His Natal Star".  "Natal" means being present at the beginning of something special that impacts our lives in a significant way.  Rev DanaLee Simon will be the speaker on November 29.  Wine, juice, coffee and cheese fellowship will follow.  Please consider hosting one of the fellowship times after Evening Prayer.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to this special way to prepare for Christmas.

"Everything in Heaven and Earth belongs to You" 2024 Offering pledges are available to help us plan and continue Christ's mission for next year at Tabor.  Members are invited to look for a USPS mailing in the coming days.  Please prayerfully consider filling out and returning the form by Sunday December 10. You may also put a completed form in the offering plate in the narthex.  Thank You!

Stewardship Pledge Sunday December 10:  Tabor has a long tradition of cultivating gratitude for God's unconditional love.  We express our gratitude in many sharing ways here.  Our council invites you to prayerfully consider what your financial giving could look like in 2024 and provide your filled out pledge form during the Musical Offering on December 10.  Thank you!  Dave Warren, council president and financial secretary.

Mt Tabor will be celebrating Santa Lucia Day on Sunday, December 10, 2023. If anyone would like to bring lefse, baked goods or drinks, it would be very appreciated. 

Rebecca Noonan-Heale will host a baking party on Saturday, December 9th at her homePlease contact Rebecca if you would like to participate.

Young and Older Adults Knowing Strength (YOAKS) monthly lunch gathering is Tuesday December 12 starting at noon.  Harry and Sharon Heightman are hosting, a meal is provided, and a fun activity is planned for all.  Please RSVP to Harry and Sharon before Sunday December 10.  Please invite your friends and neighbors!

“Dinner at Vinny’s” service opportunity is Tuesday, December 12, 4:30-6:30pm at the St Vincent DePaul Dining Hall at the Weigan Center downtown.  Come and share Tabor’s gracious and loving hospitality with our hungry neighbors living on the streets.  We always have room for more volunteers!  Clean-up help especially! Please see Casey White if you have any questions.  

Winter Gloves for unsheltered neighbors, Sunday November 19 through December 24.  You're invited to donate water-proof gloves for Catholic Community Services' "Gift of the Drummer Boy" winter drive.  Please bring your donations to the narthex, and Casey W will be delivering them to St. Vincent de Paul downtown for distribution. 

Council meets on December 17 after worship.  

The Mount Tabor Endowment and Memorial committee will be gathering on Sunday, January 7, after the service to review requests for potential funding.  Please email your requests and accompanying information (email or cover letter) to the church office  office@mttaborslc.org no later than January 3.  Thank you,  Jenny Jensen, E & M Chair

Do you have an unused flat-panel monitor or TV? If so, we are interested in replacing the monitor in the east classroom with a larger monitor and would be willing to take over some unused technology. The current monitor is in the 28- to 30-inch class (measured diagonally) and moving up to the 36- to 40-inch class be helpful for both adult education and council meetings. If so, contact Harry Heightman or Dave Warren.

December Birthdays 

  5    Chris J. 
 17    Pierre P.






Congregation Council

Is meeting in-person and Zoom December 17 after worship.

Utah Food Bank    

We will be sorting food at the Utah Food Bank December 2 from 10am-Noon.