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Kauneimmat Joululaulut (Most Beloved Christmas Songs) Services in the Western US and Mexico – 2019

Kauneimmat joululaulut is a holiday tradition in Finland brought to the United States and Mexico by the Finnish Lutheran Church. People gather to sing the most loved Christmas Songs from Finland, along with other traditional Christmas songs with Finnish lyrics.

This fall, there will be seven Kauneimmat Joululaulut services sponsored by the Finnish Lutheran Church of California and Texas, held in Mexico City, Mexico; California, Texas, and Minnesota.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Los Angeles (Santa Monica, CA) – Sunday, December 1 at 1 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Music Director Selma Seppänen, M. Mus.,

followed by a Finnish Coffee Hour.

L.A. Suomikirkko – Finnish Lutheran Church of Los Angeles*

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (stpaulssm.org)

958 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(Parking lot across the street from the church)

Mexico City – Sunday, December 1

with communion, followed by a Finnish Coffee Hour.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki, Rev. Auvo Naukkarinen and Music Director Terhi Miikki-Broersma, M. Mus.

This is a private event in conjunction with the Finnish Embassy in Mexico.

Dallas (Coppell, TX) – Saturday, December 7 at 5 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki and Music Director Ruusamari Teppo, M. Mus.,

followed by a Finnish Coffee Hour.

Dallasin Suomikirkko – Finnish Lutheran Church of Northern Texas*

Rejoice Lutheran Church (www.rejoicelutheran.org)
532 E Sandy Lake Rd
Coppell, Texas 75019

Sacramento (Roseville, CA) – Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki and Music Director Terhi Miikki-Broersma, M. Mus.,

with communion, followed by a Finnish Coffee Hour.

Sponsored by Finlandia Club of Sacramento Valley/$10 donation to cover travel expenses.

Bethel Lutheran Church (bethelroseville.org)

1050 Douglas Blvd.

Roseville, CA 95678

San Francisco/San Jose (Palo Alto, CA, NEW LOCATION) – 

Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki and Music Director Terhi Miikki-Broersma, M. Mus.

Piilaakson Suomikirkko – Finnish Lutheran Church of Silicon Valley* 

Grace Lutheran Church (www.gracepa.org)

3149 Waverley Street

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Minneapolis, MN – Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki and Music Director Terhi Miikki-Broersma, M. Mus.,

followed by Joulu–Finnish Christmas marketplace, music, coffee and treats, 2:30-5 p.m.

Christ Church Lutheran (christchurchluth.org)

3244 34th Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55406

San Diego (Poway, CA) – Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m.

Featuring Rev. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Music Director Selma Seppänen, M. Mus.,

followed by a Finnish Coffee Hour.

San Diegon Suomikirkko – Finnish Lutheran Church of San Diego*

Incarnation Lutheran Church (www.godamong.us)
16889 Espola Rd

Poway, CA 92064

*Remember to support your church by making a generous contribution (tax-deductible for those who itemize).

The Finnish Lutheran Church of California and Texas is a joint project between the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and the Evangelical Church of America to serve Finns living in the US. The church is also attended by those of Finnish descent who want a connection to their Finnish heritage. The ministry is led by Rev. Dr. Jarmo Tarkki and Associate Pastors Rev. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna. Regular services are held in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Diego and Dallas. Confirmation Class and special services including baptisms, weddings, and funerals are also available. We are fortunate to have three wonderful Music Directors; Terhi Miikki-Broersma, M.Mus., Selma Seppänen, M.Mus., and Ruusamari Teppo, M. Mus.