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Sermons for December

The Festival of Lights

Rev. María McCabe

December 2

The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah commemorates the miraculous rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean revolt. The story and its ancient celebration teach us that spirituality and justice are always intertwined.

Winter Solstice

Rev. María McCabe

December 9

In the time of the winter solstice, our earth-based traditions celebrate the return of the light. In this service we will mark the turning of the seasons and the miraculous wonder of the natural world.

Today's Social Justice collection supports the Helping Hands Fund.

No Room at the Inn

Rev. María McCabe

December 16

The Christmas story at its most basic is a story about hospitality. Writer David Rynick says that we can use our practice of hospitality to encounter ourselves and our world in all their vividness. In this service we will explore how hospitality can become a treasured spiritual practice in our lives.

A Blue Christmas

Rev. Roberta Finkelstein

December 23

While popular culture and holiday propaganda urge us to feel nothing but happiness and joy during the Christmas season, the holidays often bring up more difficult emotions. Join Rev. Roberta Finkelstein of First Unitarian Church of Wilmington for this Blue Christmas service, a time to honor the complexity and depth of our holiday feelings.

A Family Christmas Eve Service

DRE Stephanie Kalka, Rev. María McCabe & Children and Youth of RE

December 24 at 4:30 PM

Join us for a rollicking family worship service, full of singing and celebration of the timeless Christmas story.

Lessons and Carols

Rev. María McCabe

December 24 at 6:00 PM

A contemplative worship service in the spirit of the season. We will settle into the peace and wonder of the holiday with time for readings, silent prayer, carol singing and candle lighting.

StoryCorps Visits UUFHC

Hazel Hopkins

December 30

The service will be modeled after author David Isay's StoryCorps, heard on NPR on Friday mornings. You will hear stories of actual events in the lives of our members which have had an impact.