Holidays at First UU Church

We are glad to gather throughout this season to celebrate many traditions and rituals. We hope you can join us to find ways to nourish your spirit with the gifts of connection, peace, and joy for the holidays.

Services:

Sunday, December 24
Sunday Morning Contemplative Service ~ 10 am
Join us for a Sunday morning service focusing on winter and stillness with readings, poetry, music, and candle lighting. 

Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24 ~ 4pm (in person & livestreamed) and 6pm (in person only)
Traditional services with readings, reflections and carols, including music from the choir, ending in candlelight and singing Silent Night. Offertory plate will go to our Human Needs Fund.

Christmas Eve Cookie and Bar Reception
Sunday, December 24 ~ 5pm
Commons
Bring your favorite cookie and/or bar to share. Label any that contain nuts.

Ritual of Change and Growth
Sunday, December 31, at 10:00 am (One Service only)
An annual service with music, readings, and a fire ritual to mark the threshold between the old and the new year. Each year, we bring to this service things to let go of and intentions to set. 

Giving:

Building Our Future Fund Match
From now until December 31, the Langton-Yanowtiz, Gonsalves families have generously offered to match every donation made to the Building Our Future Fund $.50 for every $1.00 up to $10,000. As of December 10, we have raised over $18,000. Let’s all try to get to our goal of raising a total of $20,000 so this generous match will make it $30,000 total raised for our Building Our Future Fund!

Guest At Your Table Boxes
Return boxes Sunday December 17 or Christmas Eve
Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. Since UUSC works in more than 20 countries, with over 50 grassroots partners, there are thousands of individuals involved in and who benefit from the work that our members make possible. The program is an opportunity to celebrate grassroots partnership, support human rights, and learn about just four of these individuals – the “guests” in Guest at Your Table. 

Events:

Pajama and Pancake Party
Saturday, December 9 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
Commons
The Pajama and Pancake Party is back! From 5pm-7:30pm on December 9, children (6 months – 12 years) may be dropped off at the church for an evening of activities and a pancake dinner with the Youth Group. This is a fundraiser for the youth group. Suggested donation is $20 per child.

Holiday Cookie Exchange
Sunday, December 17 at 10:15am in the Peabody Room
Join us to exchange homemade holiday treats! We will gather around the table, with everyone choosing at the same time. Make as many treats as you’d like to exchange, and please bring tongs for selecting! Sign up HERE.