December 6 – “One God, Many Prophets: Jesus in the Qur’an” – Rev. Margie Allen
Reflections on the life of Jesus as told in the holy book of Islam in 93 ayaat, or verses (Moses shows up in 136, Abraham in 69). And some thoughts on the power and hope in our interfaith relationships.
December 13 – “Starlight” – Rev. Margie Allen
From the beginning of human life on earth, the stars have been our guides, our storytellers, our inspiration. Now we know we are made of stardust. This morning we praise the many suns that light the darkness of our universe.
December 20 – "Be the Light" – lay-led
Wrap (and rap) yourselves in the warmth of three ancient traditions, exploring the stories and connections between the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Join in our own beloved traditions of decorating the Mitten Tree and singing The Twelve Days of Christmas. Not to be missed is the debut performance of "Be the Light," a winter rap written by our own Lee Morris. Intergenerational service.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Services – Rev. Margie Allen
Services at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
December 27 – “On the Path: UU Young Adults” – Janet Hanson, Worship Leader
Young adults who spent time as children and teens in UU religious education reflect on how their UU roots show up in their current lives: their work, their decision-making, their relationships, their fundamental values.
January 3 – “Change in the Cards” – Rev. Margie Allen
A number of the 22 “trump” cards of the Tarot deck speak to the experience of change in human lives and the different paths of destruction and reconstruction it takes. We are going there.
January 10 – “The Blues” – Rev. Margie Allen
Everybody gets them from time to time. In music and words we explore the continuum of depression in human lives and the ways we fall in and climb out.
January 17 – Martin Luther King Day Service (lay-led)
January 24 – “Nothing So Lovely” – Rev. Margie Allen
In recognition of the minor Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees,” a celebration of the spring blossoming of almond trees in Israel, we consider the beauty and wisdom of trees.
January 31 – Youth Group (lay-led)
February 7 – “Among Unequals” – Rev. Margie Allen
The 2016 UU-UNO (Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office) Intergenerational Spring Seminar, coming up April 7-9, focuses on global inequality. Rev. Margie hopes that a peek at some of the issues and speakers will inspire you/th to join her there that weekend.
February 14 – “Strong Love” – Rev. Margie Allen
“Standing on the Side of Love” is not an easy gig, not a rose behind the back, not a box of chocolate, not the card thank-god-you-remembered. The kind of Love we stand with takes guts and sinew and withering perseverance and it calls to us into places that scare us.