December 22 @ 10:00 am
“Spirit of the Christmas Tree,” is an intergenerational worship service written by Joyce Poley, Frank Henning and Lorne Kellett. The goal of the creators is to celebrate the Christmas nativity story from a Unitarian Universalist perspective.
The Christmas pageant is a re-enactment of the age-old story of the birth of Jesus and will feature the usual characters: angels, wise men, shepherds and a family of three. The tableau will use words, music and assorted sizes of real people. This wonderful story is a work of art and as with all works of art is open to interpretation. Therein lies its beauty, its depth and its mystery – a story representative of spiritual truths and timeless values.
A few of the things we can learn from the teachings of Jesus include: that we should love one another; that there is power in forgiveness; that we should seek justice in the world and help those less fortunate. As the story is re-enacted we can try to reclaim his message in a way that is relevant to our lives and to our religious liberalism.
Services take place at 10 am on Sundays in the UUS Sanctuary. A Social Hour follows each service in the Fellowship Hall.
Most Sundays we have religious education programming for pre-K through 12th grade. Children and youth join their parents for the beginning of the service and are later dismissed to their classes. Our nursery is open from 9:50 am to 11:15 am for infants through preschoolers.