Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (unless noted)
"What does it mean to live a life of innocence?”
"You Make the Call Weekend"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Petra Lange
At a service a few weeks back, the congregation voted for a sermon they would like to hear Mark deliver again. “Success or Something Like It”—originally presented in 2010—was the winner. This sermon is an extended story about Mark’s trip to his 25th high school reunion and all that he learned along the way.
"Wisdom and Innocence"
with Ministerial Intern Linda Barnes; Celebrant: Bill Allen
What might wisdom and innocence, two seemingly contrasting virtues, have to do with one another? Is it helpful to maintain our own innocence about some things? Is knowledge the same thing as wisdom? Join us as we explore the spiritual difficulties these ideas present in our lives.
"Sounds of the Season"
with Rev. Mark Stringer, Moira Leu, Bruce Martin, the UU Choir, Chalice Choir, The Sparks, and special guests
Our annual all-congregation multi-generational service of seasonal music and readings. A First Unitarian tradition!
"Innocence Lost and Found"
with Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Mike Shaw
Mark shares seasonal stories from his past and present as he reflects on what may be gained when innocence is lost.
Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 5pm & 7 pm
"Christmas Eve Services"
with Rev. Mark Stringer
As the darkness envelops the land on this night of memory and tradition for so many of us, we’ll share in a 5pm family-friendly service (featuring a new adaptation by our own Adele Villemez and Adelia Brown!) of the story of the birth of Jesus, as it could have been told by those present that magical, mythical night more than 2,000 years ago (think animals, angels, etc.). We will sing carols and share in some traditional holiday cheer and candlelight.
At 7pm, we will hold our familiar evening service, complete with carol singing, a Christmas Eve homily from Mark, and candlelight. Following both services, you are invited to linger and enjoy cookies (brought by those attending) and holiday fellowship. Children can be dedicated at either service. (If you wish to have your child included, call or e-mail Mark at email@example.com before December 14).
December 29, 10 am (ONE SERVICE ONLY)
"Now Let Us Sing"
with Barb & Bruce Martin; Celebrant: Helen Copley
Come be with your church family as we sing in the approaching new year with favorites of your choosing from our hymnals. Just one service this week, so that we can fill the auditorium with song. Fun for all those who like to sing, and for those who like to listen!