Times and topics
- December 1
Marguerite Mills, Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Worship Associate, Anna Belle Leiserson
Disconnect from the commercial, and connect with each other in our annual multigenerational ritual of gratitude. Participate in the story of the White Envelope Project, learn what can and cannot fit into a Guest at Your Table Box, and don't forget to bring a bread from your own family tradition to share with each other.
- December 8
The Road from Greed to Giving
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Alan Leiserson
We will discuss the choices we have during the holiday season between two paths. One is the path of unsatisfied cravings exemplified by the Buddhist mythology of Hungry Ghosts who eat endlessly but are always starving. The other is the path of joyful gratitude for having enough exemplified by the Christian story of the widow who has little, but has enough to share with others.
- December 15
Gratitude: the UU Spiritual Practice
The Rev. Gail Seavey and Worship Associate Elaine Bailey Fryd
Unitarians created Christmas as we know it to teach their children how to practice gratitude “outside the fevered crucible of market relations.” We are still working on doing that successfully. We will consider the ways we practice gratitude as a central UU value.
- December 22
Singing in the Dark
The Rev. Gail Seavey, The Rev. Jason Shelton, and Marguerite Mills, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
All of our community, young and old will celebrate the Winter Solstice together with story, music, song, pageantry, and gratitude for communities that bring one another laughter, warmth and light on long cold nights.
- December 24
5:30 p.m. Family Celebration: Family Choir, the Christmas Story and Carol singing, a Child Dedication, Silent Night and Candles
9 p.m. Music Celebration: Lesson and Carols, Holiday Choir, Silent Night and Candles
Contact the Rev. Seavey if you want to participate in the Child Dedication.
Contact the Rev. Shelton if you want to participate in the Family or Holiday Choirs.
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Items of interest from the staff, committees and the board
- Celebration of Jen Jenevieve's Life
On Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Palmer Living Room (Morgan House), chosen family and friends of Jen Jenevieve will gather with Sanctuary of Light to celebrate her life. Click the title above for more information.
- Important IRS Information Regarding Tax Deductible Donations
Click on the title above for more information about year-end donations.
- Women's Group Forming (Ages 18-108)
Bring yourself, your thoughts and wisdom as to what you wish our circle to look like. We'll meet on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Child care is available.
- Youth FUUN: December 2013
We'll enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers, practice Tai Chi and have our holiday party. Click above for more information.
- December Share the Plate
December's Share the Plate recipient is Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Click on title for more information.
- Adult Religious Education - December 2013
From folding and packaging holiday cards to "A Christmas Carol," and more. Click above to see what adult religious education has to offer in December.
- Wednesday Night Dinner at 6 p.m. in the FUUN Social Area
Adult meals: $8; youth 11-17: $5; children 3-10: $3; children 2 and younger are free. Vegetarian entree always available. 12/11/13 Menu: turkey pot pie, salad, and dessert.
- Young Adult Lunches
Join the Young Adults for lunch after the 11 a.m. service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Click the title above for more details.
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