Sermons for December

The Festival of Lights

Rev. María McCabe
December 5

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We will gather on the last day of Hanukkah to honor one of the world's greatest stories of triumph over religious and political oppression.

Opening to Joy

Rev. María McCabe
December 12

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When His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share five days of conversation, a beautiful vision of lasting joy comes into focus.

The Winter Solstice

Worship Committee
December 19

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As the wheel of the year turns again, we welcome Winter in a circle of Yuletide celebration. There is a special silence to winter; the cold and quiet season is upon us. Come share in the warmth of community, as we honor this ancient Earth festival.

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Eve Services
in both the Sanctuary and on Zoom

We kindly request that MASKS that fit well and cover closely around the nose and mouth be worn. The CDC recommends K95 masks for the best protection and that is our recommendation. They can be found at and retailers. We will most probably be recommending an online RSVP to provide spaced family seating.

Christmas Eve @ 4:30 will be a service for families with children/youth only in the building—everyone else is welcome to attend virtually.

Friday, December 24

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A Very Family Christmas Eve – 4:30 pm

Join us for a family celebration of the Christmas story. There might even be pajamas and cookies involved!
- Rev. María McCabe and Director of Faith Formation Jenn Blosser

Service of Lessons & Carols – 6:00 pm

We welcome you to a service of beloved Christmas carols and readings of the season, closing with our special ritual of lighting our individual candles in the dark as we sing Silent Night.
- Rev. María McCabe in the pulpit

In the Stillness of Winter

Rev. María McCabe
December 26

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In this service we will pause to experience a moment of stillness in winter. Through music, poetry and reflection we will rest and renew our spirits.