On this glad Christmas morning, we gather at 10:15 in Fellowship Hall for a potluck Christmas brunch, sharing stories, singing familiar carols in the warmth of community.
In a new tradition we began last year, we lift our voices in the beauty of the Labyrinth to carol in the frosty air. This is a simple celebration of light in the darkness, joining our voices in beloved music of the season. Music handouts will be provided, and candles for sharing the light. Everyone is welcome, dress for the weather and bring your own chair if you wish to sit.
We celebrate the season of love with story and song to light the dark with our Christmas Eve service for all ages. Gathered in person and on zoom, we will enjoy a special pageant with our children and youth, along with readings, stories and music to brighten the season with love.
Festivals of Light is a wonderful multigenerational service centered around Faith traditions and Winter Holidays with the message of light (Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more). Join us as we learn how each of these traditions honor the light, and connect to us as Unitarian Universalists. Paula Gribble will lead this service, but you will also hear from many other voices (of all ages), as well as wonderful music. Come and celebrate the light!
This nation and its holidays have a complex history. Today’s service explores the first Thanksgiving, Colonialism, and Us.
It’s the newest national holiday. It’s a day to commemorate the liberation of enslaved people in America. It’s been a huge celebration for the black people of Texas since 1865. But how should we, as white people, descendants of those who supported and benefitted from chattel slavery, honor this day? It’s a party in the black community – but do we have a right to join in?
Our voices lift to celebrate the season with caroling in the frosty air, in the beauty of the Labyrinth. In a tradition that dates back centuries, we will keep it simple, joining our voices in beloved music of the season. Music handouts will be provided, and candles for sharing the light. Everyone is welcome, please wear a mask, dress for the weather and bring your own chair if you want to sit.
In a season of darkness, we celebrate a season of love, bringing song and story to life the dark with our virtual Christmas Eve service for all ages. Gather on Zoom to enjoy the special pageant with our children and youth, along with readings, stories and music to brighten the season with love. Have a candle handy as we join across virtual space to share the light.
This is a Zoom-only service.
We celebrate the light of our chalice, and all the traditions that light our way. Join us for Festivals of Light, a wonderful multigenerational service centered around all the Winter Holidays (Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more). We will explore how each of these traditions matter to us as Unitarian Universalists, and enjoy wonderful music!
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Entering the High Holy Days, Jewish tradition reminds us that our lives are woven of endings and beginnings. Over and over we find ourselves making space for what might be — releasing the past and renewing our commitments to life. As summer draws to a close, and we cycle into a season of renewal, let us prepare to deepen into what is best within us, and to embrace what might unfold.