Come for an informal morning of discussion – hot coffee and good company guaranteed. This is usually a morning with small attendance but we promise stimulating conversation and fine folks to do it with when you come.
4:30 PM: Open house with cookies and finger foods, hot chocolate, holiday music, and snowflake prayers (art project for little ones and their families) Hosted by the Oglesby-Dunegans aka Mr. and Mrs. Claus…come join us.
6:30 PM: Worship service; Songs, Stories, and Wonder celebrating the “Spirit of Christmas.” Led by Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan and UUFL members. Can you play music with us?
Well, you’ve heard of “random acts of kindness”- it’s time for our annual UU program of “Guerilla Goodness.” At this time of year, we are often overwhelmed with preparations for the holiday. We want to reach out to others, but we’re buried in to-do and shopping lists. Wouldn’t it be nice in this season of giving to have an opportunity to take an hour and give without all the craziness? Your program committee has done all of the planning and you just need to show up with a spirit of generosity. We will assemble teams to do simple, unconditionally nice things for our members, neighbors, and the community. In the course of an hour, we’ll spread some happiness by baking, sharing, cleaning, fixing, visiting, shopping, and shoveling. There will be activities appropriate for kids who want to help others There will be childcare for babies.
Intergenerational Service. Many of the major religious traditions tell us how we should treat people who are “strangers” or “aliens” in our midst; those who have different traditions or homelands, those who speak different languages or live in different neighborhoods. Who are our neighbors? We will gather our:
Guest at Your Table Boxes,
Pool our gifts for an identified family in need
Collect Mittens for our Mitten Tree
Change for Change will support our UUFL Holiday Family
We will take a look at the place of Unitarian Universalism in history of the Church and the historical versus traditional Jesus. We will ask how the ministry of Jesus has shaped UU values and practices, even when we are not invoking Jesus through scripture
Join Catie Ballard to discover ‘The Many Faces of God’ this Sunday. We will breathe in letting go of old faces and the wonder of finding new.
Remember those awkward Thanksgivings when saying grace before the meal felt like swallowing a lump of dried out stuffing? Remember how you felt that there must a way to express your gratitude for life, nourishment and family? Well, this Sunday is your chance to collaborate in writing the blessings that will be used before our own Fellowship’s Thanksgiving feast. We will have a time to craft an expression of gratefulness, appreciation, thankfulness, awareness, or whatever-the-season-evokes. Come and join in the making of a meaningful grace! Members of the program committee will be coordinating this program.
Remember our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at the Fellowship at 5:30. We may use some of the best Graces before tonight’s feast.
This is an intergenerational, interactive service where we invite you to bring bread of your choosing—sweet or savory, homemade or store bought, a favorite traditional bread or newly-discovered recipe—and share it with us. This will be fun for all ages, and I will creatively blend our theme of democracy with our sharing of bread.
The Build it Now task-force is presenting a video, “Closing the Revolving
Door”. Everyone will have the chance to give us their ideas as to what we should do next! Sarah Olgesby-Dunegan will lead the discussion on how we can connect with each other. Join us on this Sunday!
This is the Unitarian Universalist version of All Souls Day/All Saints Day/Day of the Dead. I invite you to bring remembrances of those losses from your life that continue to touch you deeply. You can bring photos, decorations or poems. We will adorn the front of the sanctuary with these and engage in a ritual of memory, love and community. This is an intergenerational service; parents should decide whether their child can cope with the emotions of discussing death and loss. It is my experience as a chaplain that our culture does not give us enough tools to support our own losses and support our loved ones. I will share a short homily as part of the ritual. During the service, there will be a recognition of new members.