December is a very busy month. I have listed the events below, but please read our December 2013 Newsletter for more information about fun and festive happenings in our congregation.
Sunday, December 1 at 10 am – Rev. Brendan Hadash will present a service on Chalica, a weeklong UU holiday, starting on the first Monday in December, with each day focused on one of the seven UU Principles. (based on the practice of Hanukkah and Kwanza of lighting candles at this time of year.)
Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to 2 pm ~ Craft Fair and Cookie Walk
Sunday, December 8 at 10 am – Rev. Abigail Stockman will present “Holding the Light.” How do we learn to hold the light in the midst of times of darkness? It does seem that so many traditions have a holy time related to the meaning of light at this time of year – especially in the northern hemisphere.
Saturday, Dec.14, 4 to 6pm ~ Santa Lucia Tea: Come join with us in the Parrish Hall as we celebrate our very own ‘Queen of Light’, Tea and cookies will be served and light entertainment performed by talented members of our community. Remember to bring in your cookie donations, so that they can be distributed beforehand. All children are welcome to join the Processional as Stargirls or Starboys. Please arrive by 3:45 for instructions and preparation. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to the program contact Gail or Adrienne.
Sunday, December 15 at 10 am – Rev. Abigail Stockman will present ”Las Posadas.”
Las Posadas is a Central and South American tradition and ritual related to Mary and Joseph’s search for hospitality in Bethlehem. This theme invites us to ponder the meaning and spiritual practice of hospitality in our own lives.
Saturday, December 21 2 to 4 pm ~ Gingerbread House Decorating.
Sunday, December 22 at 10 am – Intergeneration Service and Santa Potluck led by Andrew Moeller. The Sunday before Christmas will be an Intergenerational service, followed by our Santa Potluck lunch. We have it on good authority that the ‘Big Elf’ himself will be stopping by for a visit, so don’t forget to add your information (names and ages of children) to the sign up sheet in the Parrish Hall. If you have any questions talk to Adrienne, Kim, Tia or Cindy.
Tuesday, December 24 at 6 pm – A Christmas Eve Service of Unitarian Universalist Lessons and Carols. We will have readings, singing, candles, and of course the traditional Silent Night. We hope to see you there.
Sunday, December 29 at 10 am – Hymn Sing