Topic: Holiday Traditions

The Longest Night

Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year. We usually associate light with this celebration. But can we go deeper?

We could stare longer and discover that darkness has its own gifts.

(No Sunday Morning Religious Exploration classes for Children & Youth, these resume next Sunday, January 10.)

Modern Christmas Pageant

Starring the UUMAN Youth. This year’s pageant is a modernized version of the original story of Jesus’s birth written by the UUMAN youth. Last year’s premiere was live… but just like the musical Hamilton, for 2020 it’s going virtual.

America’s Native Stories

The story of Thanksgiving goes back to the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock.

Yet before they were here, there were already people here – loving their loved ones and living their lives. Let’s hear some of their stories – stories of creation, stories of love, and the ubiquitous trickster tales.

(No Religious Education/Exploration this week)

Rutabagas and Parsnips

Sacrifice, Fasting, and Ashes oh my…. 

For many of us, this season that starts this Wednesday was about giving up and not giving in for 40 days, but is there something in Lent for Unitarian Universalists?

Watch What Happens

Depending upon circumstance, Valentine’s Day can attune us to love or loss. Love sweeps us away. Love sweeps us aside. We fall in. We fall out. Might there be Good News in all this?

This is a 50/50 Sunday; our recipient is Family Promise.

Music: UUMAN Band

30 Days of Love

This year marks the 8th anniversary of the UUA’s 30 Days of Love campaign.  It is a period for intentional action, service, education, and reflection running from Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to Valentine’s Day. How might we deepen the connection to our faith at this time?

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Let us share the warmth of this holiday season in joyful celebration. May the glow of our candles symbolize the hope that will sustain us through the dark times of winter and throughout the coming year.

Multigenerational Christmas Pageant

Would YOU like to Hold the Baby?
 
Follow the Star to a special place where There is Room in Stable for Everyone. Would We Have Eyes to See the miracle that is the Christmas Story? Join us for our annual Christmas Eve pageant for our retelling of the story of Christmas this year re-imaged through the eyes of our UUMAN youth.

Holiday Stories and Songs

Come join us for holiday stories and songs. The UUMAN Choir will be sharing the songs. The worship team will be sharing the stories – some you may know, others may be new to you; some may be happy, some may be sad, some may even be scary.

Music: Alex Pietsch and the Chalice Choir