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“To Whom it May Concern”
It’s an old joke that Unitarian Universalists pray “To whom it may concern.” Sounds like a good idea to me! Rev. Connie Grant speaking.
December 20 @ 7:30
Dance Choir, some Solstice Singers, and Erica Shadowsong will share movement, songs, and readings in this peaceful, meditative, worship service.
We will focus on opening our hearts in community, singing and moving together, as we find inner light and celebrate the return of the sun. All are welcome! Appropriate for older children and adults. Childcare is being arranged. Reception to follow
“Participatory Pageant for All”
Have you always wanted to be a star? Or maybe an angel, a wise person, or a shepherd? This is your chance! We’ll enact the Christmas story and reflect on its meaning. No advance preparation is required: costumes, props, and stage directions will be provided on the spot. A worship service for all ages. Led by Rev. Connie Grant and Erica Shadowsong with a cast of many.
Tuesday, December 24, 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
“Each Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night”
Christmas Eve services with stories, carols, and candle lighting, celebrating the spirit and the potential born in every person. Rev. Connie Grant leading.
We often set expectations for how we believe things in our lives will go. When things don’t turn out as we expected, we can feel let down or unhappy. As the year comes to an end, can we move past those unfulfilled expectations and find happiness moving forward? Stephanie Pawlowski, speaker, is First Unitarian Church’s Commissioned Lay Minister. She was officially commissioned by our congregation in December of 2018. Stephanie’s ministry is focused on worship services and rites of passage (weddings, baby dedications and memorial services). Stephanie has an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies from Bethany College. Following college, she took a different path professionally and received a law degree from the State University of NY at Buffalo. Stephanie currently works full time as a supervising attorney with KidsVoice, where she represents abused, neglected and at-risk children. Stephanie lives in Point Breeze with her husband, Mark, their two children, Evelyn and Katie, and Evelyn’s service dog, Gibbs.