EntryDoveOur December Service Theme:
 'What Does it Mean to be People of Hope?' 

 Use this link to read or download the "Soul Matters" material on the People of Hope theme.



December 3 | The Active, Present Hope

Worship | 9:30am & 11:30am

"Faith, wherever it develops into hope, causes not rest but unrest, not patience but impatience. It does not calm the unquiet heart, but is itself this unquiet heart in [all of us]. Those who hope...can no longer put up with reality as it is, but begin to suffer under it, to contradict it. [True hope] means conflict with the world, for the goad of the promised future stabs inexorably into the flesh of every unfulfilled present." - Theologian J├╝rgen Moltmann


December 10 | Hope and Our Calling

Worship | 9:30am & 11:30am

We, as individuals and as a community, are called by hope and love to seek a sense of our purpose as we encounter the complex truths of the world. Come, explore this calling in the midst of the holy days of this season. What is love asking of this community in light of all that we know to be true? What is hope asking of you?



December 17 | We Dream in the Darkness: Solstice Worship for All Ages

Worship | 9:30am & 11:30am

*Please Note: There are no SGD classes K - 12; the Nursery & Preschool remain open.

"Darkness, soothe my weary eyes, that I may see more clearly. And then my soul may hear a voice, a still, small voice of love eternal." - from Shelley Jackson Denham's "Dark of Winter" (SLT Hymn 55)


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 December 24 | Christmas Eve Services

Worship | 11:30am, 6:00pm, & 8:00pm; Family Choir Rehearsal | 10:30am

*Please Note: There are no SGD classes K-12; the Nursery & Preschool will be closed, and there is no Social Hour after services.

10:30am | Family Choir Rehearsal

We invite families of all kinds to sing in the 11:30am pop-up choir. At 10:30, Chalice Sparks Director Brianne Boyd will turn us all into a Christmas choir in one 45-minute rehearsal! No choral experience is necessary. Rehearsal will be held in the Sanctuary.

11:30am | A Service for All Ages

A Christmas worship service crafted for all ages. We will recreate the ancient story of the birth of Jesus with a "no-rehearsal" pageant that is sure to be both moving and hilarious! We will be selecting participants right before service, so come a little early if you want to be sure to get a part. Participants can be any age and no reading or acting abilities are necessary. A reminder: there are no classes for children during this service and the nursery and preschool will be closed. But we will have plenty of family-friendly seating in the service.

6:00pm & 8:00pm | Carols & Candelight

Carols and stories, old and new. Candles for hope. Warm gifts of companionship, of presence. On this holy night of anticipating hope, being together is a more vital practice than ever.



December 31 | Begin with Stillness

One Service at 10:00am

We look to a new year of spiritual quest and community building, heeding the wisdom of contemporary UU theologian Kathleen McTigue. We "pause for a moment on the forming edges of our lives, to resist the headlong tumble into the next moment." We offer one another a service of stillness to  focus our common energy for the work ahead.




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