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Our December Service Theme is:  Awe

 

December 1 | 9:30am & 11:30am

Claiming Contentment, Joy, and Awe

In a season of anticipation, what does it mean to hold a longing for contentment, joy, and awe?  When the world pushes us away from these facets of life, how can we reclaim a sense of grounding and appreciation of the world of which we are a part?''

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December 8 | 9:30am & 11:30am

Little Miracles

Watch a gift of gloves conjure a boisterous hug between strangers. Watch the tealights noticed, the teacup honored, the t-shirt in the role of third layer (quietly making all the difference). In winter, it seems the miracles find the small places to change the world.  

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December 15 | 9:30am & 11:30am

Reflections from the Southern Border

Join us this Sunday as we hear initial reflections from our UUAA delegations to the U.S. - Mexico border.  What did these delegations experience and learn? Join us this Sunday as we begin the process of sharing and receiving the learnings from these delegations.

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December 22 | 9:30am & 11:30am

We Dream in the Darkness 

Honoring the Winter Solstice

"Darkness, soothe my weary eyes, that I may see more clearly."

- from Shelley Jackson Denham's "Dark of Winter" (SLT Hymn 55) 

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December 24 | 4:307:00pm9:00pm

Honoring Christmas Eve

4:30pm

A holiday worship service for all ages. We will re-create the ancient Christian story of Jesus's birth with a "no-rehearsal" pageant! Participants will be chosen during the service and can be any age (no reading or acting abilities are necessary). 

PLEASE NOTE: There are no classes for children, nursery and preschool will be closed. We will have plenty of family-friendly seating in the service. 

7:00pm & 9:00pm 

Carols and stories, old and new. Candles for hope. Warm gifts of companionship, of singing, of presence.

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December 29 | 9:30am & 11:30am

Begin with Stillness

We look to a new year of spiritual quest and community building, heeding the wisdom of contemporary UU theologian Kathleen McTigue. We "pause for a moment on the forming edges of our lives, to resist the headlong tumble into the next moment." In this multigenerational service, we will participate in rituals to release the previous year and clear the way for the year ahead. 

 

 



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Unity Group Series - Curiosity, Conversation, Covenant: The Unity Group has scheduled programs, usually on the 4th Sunday of each month following the services (in the Fahs Chapel) addressing the theme "Talking Across the Divide". To see information about earlier programs and find links to reference materials, visit the Unity Group web page.

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Sunday, Nov 24th: 'Conflict Management: Talking Across the Divide Part II'
Reese Havlatka, UM Office of Student Conflict Management

1 - 2:30 pm, Fahs Chapel

In September, Reese Havlatka gave a very enthusiastically received workshop on conflict management (see below). Reese very graciously offered to return and continue this work together. You do not need to have attended the September workshop to come to part II. A summary will be provided at the beginning of the workshop.

You can also download the materials from the September workshop: the presentation slides, including references and  the handout on culture based perspectives on conflict.

Co-sponsored by UUAA's Unity Group and Shared Ministries Team