Worship Services

 

One service at 10 AM during December

December  3   A Pastor, Priest, Rabbi and Imam walk in...                       

            What common ground can we find to bridge differences and calm sectarian strife?  Why do the Abrahamic faiths, so closely related, so often at odds with each other?  And what can the typically ‘post-Christian’ UU do about it?

Worship Leader: Rev. Michael Walker

December 10  Faith, Hope and Love Abide                                                

             About his own UU congregation, Rev. Dr. Robert French Leavens once wrote, “Through this quiet hour breathes / The worship of ages, / The cathedral music of history. / Three unseen guests attend, / Faith, hope, and love: / Let all our hearts prepare them a place.”  A Biblical phrase that has entered common language is: “…faith, hope, love abide… and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Cor. 13:13.)  This morning, we explore what faith, hope and love have to offer in our contemporary, secular world.

Worship Leader: Rev. Michael Walker

December 17        Welcoming the Whole Family                                             

            “Come, come, whoever you are…”  Sometimes one may hear of a church or a school practicing ‘radical hospitality.’  But, what about families?  Someone different, the black sheep of the family, may feel less than welcome at the family gatherings.  Here, we welcome you as you are and glad that you came to be with us this Sunday.  Come, come, whoever you are…

Worship Leader: Rev. Michael Walker

7 PM, Thursday, December 21     A Winter Solstice Celebration                                 

Please join us as we celebrate the longest night of the year. Our Winter Solstice Ritual will include music, movement, meditation, ritual, and song. Bring a drum if you’d like and we can stay and drum after the celebration. This will be both a joyful and a contemplative service.  There will be a potluck at 5:30 for those who wish to share a meal before the event. Blessings in the dark! Child care will be available.  (See Events page for more info)                     

 

There will not be a Sunday morning service on December 24th. 

5:30 PM, December 24    Christmas Eve: A Prayer of Peace and Hope                     

Even in a world full of strife, the holidays are a time to set aside differences and come together, recognizing and celebrating our common humanity.  This will be a traditional ‘Candles & Carols,’ contemplative and musical service.

 Worship Leader: Rev. Michael Walker        

 

December  31   Gathering of Community                                                       

We will head into the new year by celebrating our neighborhood groups. We will sit with our neighborhood groups and wear a designated color of clothing (more info to come).  Some members and friends of SFUU will share stories about their communities and how they have found community here.

There will be a potluck following the service

Worship Leaders: Amy Evans and Joan Lacktis