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We, the members of the First Unitarian, agree to . . .

minister to each other in an atmosphere of
welcome, acceptance, and caring

Sunday Services:

9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Service Date


December 7
"Darkness," The Rev. Angela Herrera
The poet William Stafford used to rise early in the winter to run before dawn, in moments he called "little gems of darkness." A sermon on the spiritual wisdom of darkness, whether it is the darkness of the season or a dark night the soul. The first in a two part series.

Music: Wojciech Milewski

December 14
“Light" The Rev. Angela Herrera
On the day of First Unitarian's green energy celebration, the second in a two part sermon series on darkness and light. What does light represent in religion and spirituality? How does it relate to darkness?

Music: Wojciech Milewski

December 21
"A Season of Stories," The Rev. Christine Robinson and James Galasinski, Ministerial Resident
December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the fifth day of Hanukkah, and the Sunday before Christmas. We’ll celebrate all these holidays in song and story

Music: The Chalice Singers

December 24
Christmas Eve Services

4:30 pm: Christmas Eve for Families: A shorter service aimed at families with children, featuring the puppets’ favorite Christmas story…the one where the animals come to see the baby Jesus in the manger. Children are invited to come dressed as animals or angels and join in the story. Carols and candles will round out our celebration.

7:30 pm: Christmas Eve for All People:This longer and quieter service will include carols, seasonal music, stories, and commentary by Christine and James on the UU and Universal values of the season. The service will include a candle-lighting.

December 28
"Letting Go and Beginning Again" The Rev. Christine Robinson
In this activity-based service for everybody school aged and over, we’ll celebrate the post-Christmas season and look ahead to the new year, using some of the indoor and outdoor spaces on our campus. What shall we leave behind? What shall we carry forward? What shall we celebrate? What values does our family want to celebrate next year? Bring your smart devices for a group tweet! Toss old stuff into the fire! Make resolutions as individuals and families! Child care provided for little UUs. Plenty of peace-and-quiet for those who just want to sit, think, and listen!

Music: Sue Spaven