Special Holiday Services
Please join us! All are welcome. Join in person or online via YouTube.
Saturday, December 24 at 7pm, online or in-person
“A Very Unitarian Christmas” by Rev. Shari Woodbury
We will celebrate Christmas Eve with holiday music from the Sanctuary Singers and The Offbeats, caroling for all, and a lifting up of the Unitarian roots of a number of Christmas traditions. All ages are welcome to take part in the merry-making in the sanctuary, the Common Room, or online. Visitors and friends are welcome too!
Sunday, December 25 at 10:30am, in-person only
JAMMIES OPTIONAL! Come celebrate the Dec. 25th at the 10:30 service with a jazz band and the Offbeats! Sing along to holiday favorites. You won’t want to miss this! Guest musicians include Pablo Arza, guitar, Grant McMullen, drums, and Holly Gullen-Stout, cello, James Giles, bass. Grab your coffee or cocoa and come to First U! We'll have coffee and cocoa in the Common Room after the service. This service will not be streamed to allow our tech crew to be at home with family.
Sunday, January 1 at 10:30am, online or in-person
"Fire Communion/Burning Bowl Ritual"
Join us as we bid farewell to the past year, and release it. The fire communion separates the end of the year from the beginning, helping us to put in perspective the joys and sorrows, the changes and transitions, the ups and downs of the year. Together we will reflect upon the past year, encourage letting go of regret and pain, and fill our hearts with hope for the promise of the year to come. Fire Service lead by Mary Kay Peters, Connie Defazio, and Peg Pidgeon.
-- Children are welcome to attend all our services. There will be no childcare at the services on 12/24 and 12/25 to allow our childcare workers to spend the holidays with their families. The nursery will be open on 1/1.
Click here to see our 12-day holiday countdown -- sharing facts about First Unitarian Church, past and present!