2019 Service Schedule

Services begin at 10:30am

Compassion is a significant part of our second principal. Compassion comes from two Latin roots: com meaning “together” and pati meaning “to suffer.” It is part of a continuum that begins with sympathy—feeling pity for—and moves to empathy—feeling with. We are born with a disposition toward compassion, but it is a disposition that must be cultivated and deepened.

 

Dec 1- Surrender, But Don’t Give Yourself Away ~Ron Solberg delivering a sermon by Susan Hebble

Dec 8 – Cultivating Compassion:  Each of us is called to bring love and compassion and bravery to the world.  We will examine how we might deepen and cultivate compassion in our lives – and examine the final day of the UU holiday of Chalica.   ~Rev Pam Rumancik

Dec 8th 4pm Afternoon Gathering – join us for a fun evening of food, fellowship & holiday carols at 4:00pm in the church. We’ll decorate for the season, share a delicious vegetarian meal and then sing songs of the season. All welcome – bring a friend or neighbor to share the sounds of the season.

Dec 10 at 7:00 pm – Holiday Blues Service: With so much loss and sadness in the world around us, it is often difficult to fully enter into the bright lights and merriment that is expected of us.  All are welcome to join a quiet evening exploring the deep flows of grief which inhabit every life – especially during the holidays. A short reception will follow the service.  ~Rev Pam Rumancik & Worship Team

Dec 15: Annual Holiday No-rehearse Pageant:  Become a wise person or an angel – the mother of Jesus or the donkey she rides into Bethlehem. This year we revisit the Nativity story – and other holiday stories. Come. Laugh, act, sing and enjoy a wonderful celebration of the season. ~Rev Pam Rumancik & Pam Fodor

Celebration Singers lead holiday music.

Dec 22- Holding the Light:   Waking up from the longest night of the year we look ahead to the growing light.  This solstice celebration offers a space of hope and trust that our own light will continue to shine into a wanting world. ~Rev Pam Rumancik

Music by the fabulous Teppema family

Dec 24 – 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Family Service: Our traditional family service features music by the Celebration Singers and a time to celebrate the timeless message of Christmas. ~Rev Pam Rumancik

5:00 pm Christmas Cookies & Fellowship between services in the Alice Warren Room

Dec 24 – 6:00pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service: A quiet service of familiar hymns, poetry and readings. Find a space of calm in the midst of a busy season. Join us to remember the many blessings and reasons for this season. ~Rev Pam Rumancik

Dec 29 – Don’t Worry, Be Happy ~Dave Lloyd.