December 17 Winter Solstice Service – Rev. Margie Allen and RE
Join us for this year’s creative iteration of our intergenerational celebration of Yule, plus our beloved Mitten Tree and Twelve Days traditions. You’re not a UUFSB UU until you’ve hoisted “6 geese a-laying” or “10 lords a-leaping” a few times.
December 24 at 10:30 a.m. “Find the U in C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” – Rev. Margie Allen
YES, we have three services on this Sunday, starting with this one. Don’t see a “U” in C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S? I’m going to help you.
December 24 at 7:00 p.m. “Gifts” — Candlelight Christmas Eve Service” – Rev. Margie Allen
Featuring our Unicorn Choir and children’s focus, a traditional recognition of the birth of the Christian messiah, the Jewish reformer, the Muslim prophet, our Wonderful Counselor, The Prince of Peace. Readings, carols, and candles.
Note there will be a reception after this service - take some time to connect with old friends and new. You're invited to contribute a disposable plate of holiday cookies or similar treats (finger food). Please bring them to the designated RE classroom before you go into the service.
December 24 at 9:00 p.m. “Gifts” — Candlelight Christmas Eve Service” – Rev. Margie Allen
Featuring our own Dorothea Cook (violin) and Peter Winkler (piano), much like the earlier service, a little quieter. Readings, carols and candles. All ages welcome.
December 31 “Come Sing Hymns Together” — Dave Tarbell, Worship Leader
This mostly will be a hymn sing, but with elements of a regular service. To borrow words from one of my favorite hymns, Come Sing a Song With Me. We will sing some of our favorite hymns while looking toward a new calendar year.
January 7 “No One Shall Be Reviled for His Religion” — Rev. Margie Allen
On Jan. 13, 1568, a Unitarian king in Transylvania declared that every church and every person would thenceforth be free to follow their own evolving beliefs. This Sunday we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda, the first official recognition of our Unitarian faith, and the root of our heritage of resistance, as a tradition, to the narrow view that there is only one way to be faithful, to be religious, to be free.
January 14 “Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday” — Racial Concerns Committee