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December Worship

Sunday, December 2, 2018
"Fear Not" 
Courage is not the lack of fear, but rather doing the right thing despite our fear. Mary is not afraid when the angel visits her, despite the angel's shocking news. How can we overcome our own fear, and take up our holy work, with Mary as our example? Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
We welcome Ray Bauwens, tenor, to sing songs of the season including "Deposuit" from Bach's Magnificat and selections from Handel's Messiah.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 
Christmas Pageant

A traditional Christmas pageant presented by the children and youth of the Church, with a short reflection by Rev. Sarah Stewart
on our sacred stories.
"Light the Legend" "No Room No Room" and "Coventry Carol"
are sung by the choir.

Sunday, December 16, 2018
"A Light Shines in the Darkness" 
Our winter holidays fall at the darkest time of the year, and the darkness can be hard to bear. But there is wisdom and peace in the darkness, as well. A service to honor the Winter Solstice, and the blessings and struggles of darkness. The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
The Festival Choir celebrates the season with favorite Advent and Christmas anthems.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Advent Communion Service
7pm in the Bancroft Room
Amidst the bustle of the Christmas season, rest a moment at church to light a candle and break bread together with one another. Join us at an evening Advent Communion service on Wed. December 19 at 7 p.m. in the Bancroft Room. In a ritual of renewal, we will open our hearts to compassion. In a time of darkness, we will come together in fellowship and peace. All are welcome at the table; in addition to bread and wine, we will also serve gluten-free bread and grape juice. Led by Rev. Sarah Stewart and members of the Worship Arts Collaborative

Sunday, December 23, 2018
"The Divine in Each of Us" 
Traditional Christian theology celebrates the birth of Jesus as the Incarnation, the presence of God in the person of Jesus. But Unitarian theology has always believed that we all have a little bit of God in us. How do we look at each other and see the divine? How can we see each other as God sees us? The Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.
Solo piano repertoire and improvisations are presented by Will Sherwood to share the many moods of the season.

Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Candlelight Service
5:30 p.m.
A traditional service of lessons and carols, celebrated with candlelight in our historic New England meetinghouse. Music by the First Unitarian Church choir, directed by Will Sherwood. Rev. Sarah C. Stewart preaching.

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