2020 December Service Schedule:
Sundays at 10:00am
Monthly Theme: Kindness
Dec 6: Waiting, an Advent Perspective
Waiting was difficult when you were a kid waiting for something big to happen. The days ticked by so slowly in December as Christmas meandered toward our homes. People have devised many ways to suppress the anxiety of waiting. What if we took our time and breathed into this space? What have you had to wait for? When was it a disappointment? When were you delighted? As we wait for some future good, what can we do to enjoy this present moment? ~ Rev Pam Rumancik
Dec 13: No One a Stranger
Christian scripture quotes Jesus as saying that we should turn the other cheek and treat our neighbors as we would want to be treated ourselves. But this is not exclusively Christian teaching. The Sikhs have also been working to know the world as friend for a very long time. In her book "No One a Stranger" Valerie Kaur talks about the troubles that Sikhs have faced and how they continue to inspire people around them to remember our connection to one another. We'll hear about a Sikh community in Oregon and the blessings they've both shared and received. ~ Rev Pam Rumancik
Dec 20: Let's Put on a Christmas Play!
This day is traditionally the one in which we share our annual holiday pageant, filled with costumes and amazing set designs. This week we are looking to hold our play online - a more family-friendly play-reading event. Contact Rev Pam or Pam Fodor if you'd like to help get this play off the ground! ~ Rev Pam Rumancik
Dec 24th: A Diaspora Christmas
With the pandemic raging, few will be able to gather safely and share the traditions of the holiday which have sustained us for so many years. Our UU faith tells us that the deepest truth of any life is found in the spirit behind the rituals and longstanding traditions which they uphold. This year we'll be looking at our connections over the distances, knowing that we are not the first, nor will be the last, to make a holiday bright in a new innovative way. Join us for readings, for beautiful holiday music and for a time to remember the true meaning of the holiday. ~ Rev Pam Rumancik
Dec 27: TBA
A farewell to 2020 and hope for a healthier and brighter New Year.
Religious Education gone virtual.
Pam Fodor has distributed toolbox kits to our families and will share a weekly video lesson that families can watch together at any time during the week.
Click here for details of this week's lesson.
In Non-Covid times, the following is our traditional Religious Education program:
Play Group: Our youngest, four-years-old and under, are welcome to enjoy time in the nursery playroom in the lower level of the Religious Education building with fun and caring childcare providers.
Spirit Play: A place to explore through story, crafts, and conversation that spirit of love and wonder that some people call God. This week we'll be wondering about the green, blue, indigo and violet promises that we make through our seven principles. Spirit Play meets on the lower level at the west end of the building.
Chapel Service: Our school age kids join Director Pam Fodor to explore the topic being discussed in worship this Sunday after hearing the Wisdom tale shared in the sanctuary. This week we are wondering about the sufi tale, The Lion and the Fox. How can you be generous and help others? Is it easier to do with many hands? Chapel service is held in Joshi Chapel - at the west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Coming of Age: Our middle school youth continue working with their mentors to learn about what it means to be a faithful adult, and how they can gain the tools they need to be strong and wise as they grow up. The topic this week is Faith. Coming of Age meets in Joshi Chapel at 9:00 am - west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Senior High Youth Group: Our Teen-agers join together to share and explore the world. They are in the midst of planning for the youth service they will lead on March 1st.
Sr High Youth meet in Room 6 on the upper level of the Religious Education Building.
Coffee Hour will take place virtually after the service on Zoom. Stay tuned and check in with folks from our community so that we know how you're doing during this challenging time.