Sermons - All services start at 10:30am
December 1 - The Art of Waiting
Advent, historically, has been a time of fasting and spiritual preparation. For many, especially children, it is still a season of anticipation where one learns to wait. This service will present folk songs and stories, old and new, from a range of cultures, that deal with patience. There will be no religious education classes as this service will be all ages. Speaker: Kelly Armor, Musician: Jan Woods. Potluck lunch after the service hosted by the ONNECT Mission Team.
December 8 - Downward Mobility as a Spiritual Discipline --In an Upscale World!
Henri Nouwen asks the question, “Who am I when nobody pays attention, says thanks, or recognizes my work?” What happens to the elderly, prisoners, mentally disabled, homeless, and others who have deviated from the normal line of progress? “Downward mobility” seems radically counter-intuitive to our Unitarian virtue of “Onward and upward!” Is there a place for humility in modern day UUism? Speaker: Rev. Steve Aschmann, Church Musician: Jackson Froman.
December 15 - Chalica! - A Holiday Multi-Generational Service for Everyone
This service of chalice lightings will illuminate our Unitarian Universalist Principles and celebrate a unique understanding of the holiday season with joyous music, readings and songs arranged by our RE Director and shared by our children. Service Participants: Rev. Steve Aschmann, Willow Hurlburt, and many others! Church Musician: Jackson Froman. 9:30 a.m.—INSPIRE Mission Team, 12 noon—CONNECT Mission Team
December 22 - Winter Solstice: Yule!
Come help us celebrate the returning light as we honor the energies of the Winter Solstice with stories and songs. All ages are welcome to attend this family-friendly service put on by members of our CUUPs group Willow Hurlburt, Margo Wolfe and Jen Detchon. (Please note that our annual Solstice bonfire is to be held Saturday night, see page 7.) 9:30 a.m.—ACT Mission Team, 12 noon—GREEN SANCTUARY Mission Team.
December 24 - Gifts of Christmas! A Joyous Family Service of Carols, Readings, and Candle Lighting at 7:30 p.m.
The gifts of Christmas are not to be confined to the Magi! We will celebrate the simplest gifts as well as the most elaborate ones. Only kindness matters on this awesome night of comfort and joy! Speaker: Rev. Steve Aschmann Musicians: Rebecca Olanrewaju, James Pearson, and Jan Krack.
December 29 - New Orleans Jazz Funeral for the Year 2013!
This is our second annual music festival for celebrating the transition from old to new in grand style. We will honor the past and affirm our hopes and aspirations for the coming year of 2014! Speaker: Rev. Steve Aschmann, Musicians: Jackson Froman, Pat Lorei, Tammy Johnson, and Doug Russell..