Dec. 8 - "Life, Mind, & Spirit" - Dave Tarbell, Worship Leader
This service will involve some philosophical reflections on life and mind. A philosophy of life cannot end by being nothing more than a philosophy of life. Such an effort of thought puts us in contact with the natural divine, the spiritual dimension of this natural world, and thus moves us towards the religious dimension whether we will it or not. This is natural religion, not a trip into the supernatural or other-worldly dimension; it has a strong connection to Margie’s unprovable belief that our bodies know more than our minds.
Dec. 15 - "On Empathy" - Rev. Margie Allen
Part two of pair of services about compassionate communication, just in time for winter holiday gatherings and the challenging conversations that sometimes arise.
Dec. 22 - “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”—Holiday Intergenerational Play
This is a story which demonstrates that all of us, even the most hard hearted, with many mistakes in our past, can be affected and find renewal in the message of Christmas. PLUS it happens to include UUFSB’s traditional “Twelve Days of Christmas” sing-a-long (with new laminated illustrations)!
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Services - Rev. Margie Allen
Join us for our candlelight Christmas Eve services: 7:00 p.m. (an especially family-friendly service with the Unicorn Singers) or at 9:00 p.m. (with guest musicians). In between the services, enjoy our annual Holiday Reception in the Green Room with punch and goodies for all and a warm welcome for our itinerant young adults and other rarely-here beloveds.
Dec. 29 - Poetry Service – Ginger Williams, Worship Leader
In tune with the coming of New Year, this service offers readings addressing the sacred in our everyday lives. Ginger, Pramila Venkateswaran, Adam Fisher, & Gladys Henderson will offer us their poems that reveal the gifts bestowed on us by nature, the fine moments of connectedness with friends, family, and strangers in our daily lives, and the richness in our human activities.
Jan. 5 - “Three Muslim Poets” - Rev. Margie Allen
Three Muslim poets tell us what they know about God, love and life. Be crumbled./So wild flowers will come up/Where you are./You have been stony for too many years (Rumi, 13th C). Now is the time to know/that all that you do is sacred (Hafiz, 14th C). Hiding in this cage/of visible matter/is the invisible/lifebird./ Pay attention/to her./She is singing your song (Kabir, 15th C).
Jan. 12 - “Y R We Here?” - Rev. Margie Allen
This morning we begin 18 months of congregational visioning with this fundamental question: What are we here to do? (…and Who is We? and Where is “here?” and “Howdy do?”)