WORSHIP SERVICES are held at 10AM. RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION SERVICES are held simultaneously for your children.
We are currently seeking to hire a new Sunday morning childcare provider. While we make this transition, we ask that you contact our minister, Rev. Michael F. Hall, by noon on Saturday afternoon if you plan to attend Sunday services so that we may arrange for volunteer coverage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and expect to have a new childcare provider on board very soon.
**Click left on the DECEMBER ACTIVITIES page to view job description. Email Ruth Shepard for more information.
December 16 “Deborah and Robert” (Rev. Michael)
Once upon a time a young woman chose to follow her conscience; which required, among other things, a change of dress. Today we look at gender; how it is defined and who gets to define it. The adults will share their Joys and Concerns and there will be a special story too.
Solstice Labyrinth – After Worship on December 16
Over the past several weeks, the Sunday morning RE group has been exploring the idea of sacred, sacred space, sacred activity, sacred movement. Part of the explorations have included labyrinths. A labyrinth is a winding path with one entrance, one path to the center, and the same path out again to the exit. (as opposed to a maze, which has multiple entrances as well as dead ends and wrong turnings) Labyrinths have been known to humans for thousands of years, and continue to be a spiritual practice for countless people of many different faiths.
On December 16 the RE group will be creating a modified classical labyrinth (modified to fit the space) in the Undercroft. The children will invite the congregation downstairs after worship to walk the labyrinth as part of the spiritual preparation for the winter solstice and the many other holidays celebrated during the darkest time of year. If you’d like to read more about labyrinths, try these websites: Veriditas and The Labyrinth Society
December 23, 2018: “No Rehearsal Today” (Rev. Michael)
It’s showtime folks! Really, we need you to play your part, as we present the much beloved “No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant.” Curtain rises at 10 A.M. As with the rest of Life, the Spirit of Christmas is no dress rehearsal. Joy is the theme of this Multi-Generational service.
December 24, 2018: “A Star and A Stable” (Rev. Michael)
On Christmas Eve, we come out from our homes once again, to follow a star to a stable. What gift will you bring? There will be the familiar story, the lovely old carols, the KUUC Choir will sing and we will seek together for the joy, wonder, and peace of this season of light, love and new life.
CHRISTMAS POTLUCK – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 AT NOON
The Ansevin-Allen family is once again hosting the 8th annual Christmas Potluck Dinner on 12/25, Noon at KUUC in the Parish Hall! Come one come all… there is a seat for everyone so bring yourself, friend, family or all 3.
Sign up in Parish Hall… or just show up! Questions call Scott 313-2549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Our SEVEN PRINCIPLES and SIX SOURCES Support the Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.
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THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
THE SIX SOURCES
These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote.
-Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
-Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
-Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
-Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
-Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
-Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
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Many of us are at that time of life when we are beginning to make our will and plan our estate. Have you ever thought of leaving a gift for KUUC? It’s really a simple process. Contact Susan with any questions that you have or for samples of language you can use to make certain the terms are as you would like them to be.