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Worship With Us This Week

Prelude at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
"The Children Shall Lead"
Preaching: The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
Our faith development ministries, including our ministries with children and youth, are a core strength of our church. Rev. Stewart will reflect on these strengths, as well as challenges these ministries face, as we enter into a time of Faith Development staff transitions.We celebrate Advent with several moving instrumental solos.

Services are broadcast on the following Sunday at 7 a.m. over WCUW 91.3 FM ~ Streaming at www.wcuw.org.
Click here for a list of services available online.


Sunday, December 10, 2017
Children's Christmas Pageant with  Christmas Carols
Preaching: The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
Bring your children to witness the story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth retold in this lovely service for all ages.
Our Chamber Choir accompanies the story of Christmas.

Sunday, December 17, 2017
"The Stranger Amongst You"
Preaching: The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
In the Chanukah story, as in so much of human history, people chose sides in a fight. One side won and one side lost. But after the fight, the community must become one again. This service will explore the spiritual challenge of transforming our enemies into our neighbors.
Our Festival Choir heralds the glories of Chanukah and Christmas with seven beloved carols of the season.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
A Christmas Service for All Ages
Worship Leader: The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
On Christmas Eve morning, we gather as a multigenerational community to celebrate the magic of Christmas and wonder what miracles of love and justice might happen in the new year.
A community lunch follows the service.
Seasonal carol improvisations will be played by Will Sherwood on the piano providing moments of meditation and reflection.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.
Prelude: 5:15 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Worship Leader: The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart
Gather in our classic New England meeting-house for a service of sacred music, candlelight and the Christmas Spirit for all ages.
Let yourself dream dreams and share visions of what new thing could grow in your heart in the coming year.
The seasonal splendor of the Glory of Christmas begins with the traditional holiday processional: Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)—first a single soprano begins processing quietly from the entrance, followed by the glorious pageantry of the festive choral processional joined by the congregation, pipe organ, and timpani. Through a creative blend of congregational Christmas carols, solos, instruments, with the spoken word, the nativity story unfolds with colorful wonder. Both scriptures and contemporary readings recount the Christmas Story. Our renowned pipe organ is featured to fill our wonderfully restored sanctuary with the glorious sounds of Angels, Wisemen, and Shepherds.
We end the service with John Rutter's traditional Candlelight Carol and Silent Night as the single candle of the Spirit of Christmas is passed from one to another to fill our hearts with a renewed light of hope and peace.

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