Holiday Activities

2019 Winter Holiday Activities

Decorating our Church Home

Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:00 a.m.- noon (or whenever we finish). All ages welcome.

            We’ll add holiday decorations to the sanctuary and around our buildings to add the UU seasonal touch and brighten the winter solstice season. We need your artistic touch!  Some decorations are available at church but more are welcome.   Cookies and coffee provided.

Contact building and grounds chair, Bill Pfoutz for more information.

 

Jesus Was an Undocumented Immigrant

Sunday, December 8, 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

                Rev. Dr. Paul Britner’s message gives the birth of Jesus both an historical and a contemporary context. The birth of Jesus is celebrated among Christians, but much less attention is paid to the next part of the story, when the family had to flee to Egypt to avoid persecution.

 

The UU Christmas Connection

Sunday, December 15, 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

                Some 19th century Unitarians thought Christmas celebrations could also promote a social gospel. Learn about familiar carols, stories and traditions that are also about peace, anti-slavery, child labor, greed, and charity, topped by a dramatic reading of The Ghosts of Unitarian Christmas (with a nod to Dickens and a hint of Seinfeld).

 

Winter Solstice: Trust Darkness

Sunday, December 22, 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

                Winter solstices are usually celebrations of light but there is profound meaning and solace in darkness too. Video sermon by UU minister Tim Kutzmark.

 

Christmas Eve Service:

An Appalachian Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary

Bring cookies to share after the service. Warm drinks provided.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with familiar carols (and perhaps one or two new ones), the soft light of candles, the warmth of fellowship, and two stories of peace and love.

Our UUCH Players bring the holidays to life with dramatic readings of the first Christmas story and The Year of the Perfect Tree by Gloria Houston with illustrations by Barbara Cooney, a modern tale set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina during WWI.

Ever since Papa went to be a soldier in The Great War, life at their Appalachian Mountain cabin has not been easy for Ruthie and her mother. How will they find Christmas joy this year?

 

A Deep and Restful Silence.

Sunday, December 29, 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

Quiet music, guided meditation, silence, and time to rest, reflect and renew.