Love is the spirit of this church
and service is its law.
This is our great covenant:
to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.
– James Vila Blake (1842–1925),
American Unitarian minister
DECEMBER WORSHIP SERVICES:
December’s monthly worship theme is Presence.
Sunday, December 4: Our Common Values led by Mar Conteh & Members of the Islamic Center of Maine and Kay Wilkins, Pulpit Host plus it’s Potluck Sunday!
Hanging of the Greens in the Sanctuary!
We are delighted to have Omar Conteh of the Islamic Center of Maine as our guest in worship this Sunday.
Sunday, December 11: “Winter dark to tend warm fires…” with Rev. Sara Hayman
Congregational Conversation after worship!Youth Group from 1-2:30 pm!
In this advent season of waiting in darkness, what quiet, listening-within practices help you to be present to the holy in this season? What depth of love and compassion are you called to embody and share?
Saturday, December 17 at 1:30 pm: A BLUE HOLIDAY SERVICE with Rev. Sara Hayman
This holiday season can be difficult if you’re grieving or living in the midst of significant challenges or transitions. With candlelight, silence, beautiful music and personal sharing, this intimate service will create a caring, worshipful community for all who struggle in this season. All are welcome.
Sunday, December 18: An Intergenerational Winter Solstice Service “For so the shortest day came…” Nathalie Arruda, Worship Leader, and Friends
Special Music & Singing!
Saturday, December 24 at 7 pm: The Love of Christmas with Rev. Sara Hayman, Worship Leader and Eileen Brennan, Worship Associate
Special Music & Singing! “Each night a child is born is a holy night—a time for singing, a time for wondering, a time for worshipping.” These words by Unitarian educator Sophia Lyon Fahs capture a truth about Christmas and this holy season: like baby Jesus, all children are beloved. Tonight, we’ll sing carols, read lessons, light candles and celebrate the birth of love in this world.
Sunday, December 25: “Prepare in your heart a manger…” with Rev. Sara Hayman
Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year and so we will gather for worship and sing more carols and hear stories about the work of Christmas.
Read the December newsletter here!
The holidays are upon us!
Remember to use AMAZON SMILE!