A Month of Sundays

December 1: World AIDS Day Cantata

Join us for this very special service as Eclectic Voices members, along with the choir, band, and soloists, present a Cantata in honor of World AIDS Day.

Religious Exploration – Today we will be exploring our monthly theme of “awe” by focusing on the goosebumps that arise from love in action. We’ll be learning about and discussing Rosa Parks, who was arrested December 1, 1955 which eventually lead to desegregation of buses. We’ll also be making peace doves as a reminder of love and peace.


December 8: Buddha’s Awakening

December 8th marks Bodhi Day, the day of Buddha’s enlightenment. The Buddha managed to achieve enlightenment when he was a young man and lived an amazing life. We might not have found enlightenment so young (or at all!) but in this service we will learn different ways we can wake up to life. The band will provide special music for this service.

Religious Exploration – Our “awe” lesson today will be focused on the goosebumps that arise from slowing down. We’ll be exploring the amazement when time slows down through different activities as well as investigate the wonder in snowflakes! We’ll see different snowflake images that were photographed last century and make our own chalice snowflakes to decorate our classrooms.


December 15: Living in the Light

Join us for our annual service honoring the Sages in our midst as we learn how growing older gives us an opportunity to live more fully in the light. As always, there will be a ritual of welcoming and affirming those who are 65 on up. The choir and band will provide special music for this service.

Religious Exploration – Today is a “Contemplate This!” day for RE. We will explore the amazement of the night sky and the goosebumps that arise when we stare at the stars. We’ll move through a yoga lesson practicing movement and mediation with a space theme.


December 22: No Rehearsal Christmas Program

Join us as RE presents this year’s winter program! The Christmas story is rooted in old, old tales of the winter solstice and the early Christians adapted these stories to the miraculous birth of Jesus. We’ll draw on two early Christian accounts of Jesus’s birth from the books of Matthew and Luke and draw from the Hanukah story, making this a tale of freedom and liberation as well. Lastly we’ll draw from our own UU heritage, spreading the message of hope for all people. If you have kids in RE, please attend this day so they can volunteer for non-speaking parts!

Religious Exploration – Join us as RE presents this year’s winter program! The Christmas story is rooted in old, old tales of the winter solstice and the early Christians adapted these stories to the miraculous birth to Jesus. We’ll draw on two early Christian accounts of Jesus’s birth from the books of Matthew and Luke and draw from the Hanukah story, making this a tale of freedom and liberation as well. Lastly we’ll draw from our own UU heritage, spreading the message of hope for all people. If you have kids in RE, please attend this day so they can volunteer for non-speaking parts!


December 24: Christmas Eve Carols and Candles

As always, we will hold a Unitarian Universalist version of Christmas carols and readings candlelight service. This 7 PM service is a favorite of our congregation. Arrive early to make sure you get a good seat!!


December 29: One Day at a Time

The Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, falls late this year. Join us as Rev. Nori talks about the miracle celebrated during this season and how we are called to show up every day in our lives. As always, we encourage folks to bring in all the leftovers from the holidays for a stone soup extra robust fellowship hour/potluck following the service.

Religious Exploration – Team Game Day is here!! All of RE (K-12) will come together to play different games lead by our Youth Group. There are goosebumps that arise when we look into other’s eyes. We’ll practice the skill of feeling connected to others and work on our teamwork skills while having fun with games!