Join us for special events throughout the month

December 2018

December 12: Blue Christmas Service at 7:00pm. This service is offered for those who have lost loved ones in this year, who have gone through a difficult change this year, who feel alone or lonely, who need a time and a space during this Christmas season for peaceful contemplation and reflection.

 

​​Winter solstice candle and greensDecember 20 and 21: Winter Solstice Celebration. Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at one of our Winter Solstice Celebrations on Thursday, December 20 at 7:00pm or Friday, December 21 at 7:00pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be available.

 

December 23: The Mystery of the Nativity: an Unrehearsed Pageant (one service at 11:15am). Unique and inclusive, as pageant actors are chosen on the spot!

Holiday pageant participants

 

December 24: Christmas Eve Services at 6:00pm and 8:00pm, with soup supper in between.

  • 6:00pm: Family Service led by Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education. Family-friendly stories, music and electric candle lighting to the song Silent Night.
  • 7:00pm: Soup Supper between the services, hosted by the Fellowship Committee
  • 8:00pm: Candlelight Service by Rev. Tom Capo. Readings, music, and hymns exploring mystery in the meaning of Christmas. This service will offer time for contemplation and reflection, closing with candle lighting and singing Silent Night together.

 

December 30: Fire Communion (one service at 11:15am). In our annual Fire Communion ritual, we will consider how our church community nurtures understanding among people with diverse perspectives. As Unitarian Universalists, we pride ourselves on accepting people with diverse philosophies, but how often do we discuss these philosophies with each other? When the fire of love, hope, and commitment brings together individuals who don't always agree, how can we grow stronger through our differences?