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NOVEMBER & DECEMBER SERVICE TOPICS

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November 5: Rev. Ron Crawford. UU Christianity, Contradiction or What? As the season of both national and religious holidays approaches, Ron shares an explanation of his particular brand of UU-ism.
A Family Service where the children join the adults in the sanctuary for the first part of the service.

November 12: Dance Alchemy. The Art of Giving and Receiving. Giving and Receiving are the twin tides of the endless flow of life and love that nourishes and sustains us all. These dances are about giving and receiving from ourselves, others, and our planet.

November 19: Rev. Kenton Stone. The Gospel According to U2. One of the advantages of being a religious liberal is the permission to draw from scriptures of all faiths and cultures, including our very own pop culture. No one sermon could encompass all of the bands who’ve written spiritual songs since the 60s, so this one will focus on one, U2, in hopes that in turn it inspires U2 with U2.
Offering in Action for UUA Disaster Relief Fund.   Potluck lunch and UUCH Book Table after the service

November 26: Thanksgiving Sermon by UU minister and author Scott Alexander. “[w]hat makes that first American harvest festival so nobly instructive is our remembering the profound depths of misery which preceded the Pilgrims’ decision to celebrate and share. Somehow they were able to choose gratitude over bitterness, generosity over greed, thanksgiving over self-pity.”

December 3: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. Saints, Sinners and Santa Claus. As a young child, I believed in the literal existence of Santa. As I grew, I rejected Santa not only as false but a fabrication of merchants just trying to take my money. As an older adult, I came to peace with the idea of a real but intangible Santa, something closer to the true meaning of Christmas: peace, goodwill, and generosity. This sermon asks, “Why can’t all religion be like that?”
A Family Service where the children join the adults in the sanctuary for the first part of the service.

December 10: J.D. Stillwater. This Is Not My Beautiful House. One of our culture’s foundational myths is about ownership, security, and permanence. JD offers a bit of science, some personal experiences, and a Talking Heads song as puzzle pieces toward a new, more vulnerable humility.

December 17: Rev. Dr. Paul Britner. Jesus in Other Traditions. Jesus was a real person whose image is not “owned” by Christians. Other traditions have formed their own response to his life and ministry. This sermon looks at the many ways Christians and others understand Jesus.
Offering in Action for UUA Disaster Relief Fund. Potluck lunch and UUCH Book Table after the service.

NO MORNING SERVICE OR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ON DECEMBER 24. Join us instead for our Christmas Eve service that evening.

Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24 @ 7 p.m. Christmas Wishes. Our UUCH Players tell the first Christmas story and a modern holiday classic, The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden, to illustrate the power of good tidings and Christmas wishes to touch hearts and change lives.
Bring cookies to share after the service. Hot drinks provided.

December 31: Letting Go and Moving Forward. A casual and contemplative service wrapping up of the old year and anticipating the new.

 

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