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Sunday, December 11, in-person or online via YouTube
Processional of Gifts Service
This Sunday will be our Processional of Gifts Service. Celebrate the warmth of the season in this all-ages service focused on the joy of giving, and watch some of our RE children and their families participate in a holiday skit, The Legend of Old Befana. Because this is a Multigenerational Sunday Service, there will be no Sunday School classes and no Nursery care. This service centers children and movement, please bring your children of all ages to watch or join in our play, or to bring gifts forward in the processionals! The service will also be streamed into the Common Room for those who wish to watch all or part downstairs.
For my own children, this annual tradition has often been a two-part event: During this week leading up to the service, they enjoyed helping me pick out the gifts. At the service, they enjoyed bringing forward the gifts they'd chosen.
Bring to this worship service your donations for:
YES (Youth Emergency Services): Warm clothing items like gloves, hats, scarves, gifts for teens like earbuds, hair accessories, fast food gift cards.
Clair Memorial Food Pantry: non-perishable food items.
First U Neighborhood Care: $10 gift cards to nearby grocery stores like Hy-Vee, bus passes (such as the 10-rides bus pass with transfer).
If we need to utilize our overflow space, those watching from the Common Room may come upstairs to join the processions of gifts. Donations will remain with you until you are invited to bring them forward.
YouTube page for livestream:
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The Order of Service may be downloaded on Sunday morning.
In-person attendance: We encourage attendees to take any COVID safety precautions that feel right for you, based on your risk level. Masking is welcomed, though not required. Likewise for social distancing. We have also relaxed the previous guideline of masking while singing (no longer required). Anyone who is concerned about exposure is encouraged to bring your own N95 or KN95 mask, which provides good protection to the wearer.
Our December Share the Plate recipient is Youth Emergency Services (YES). YES serves homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources that empower them to become self-sufficient. Go here for more information: https://www.yesomaha.org/ Click here to donate.
We acknowledge and honor that where we meet for worship as the First Unitarian Church of Omaha is the land of the Omaha / Oto Nations. And that Indigenous people in the greater community have become marginalized and made invisible.
May we recognize their presence among us and work with them to resolve the issues of poverty, displaced children and Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, the MMIW.