Friday, December 16
Blue Holidays Service • 7:00-8:00 p.m. • Ames Chapel
Join us for this contemplative service for all who are lonely, grieving, and hurting during the holidays. Come and be with others in the community as we take gentle care of our tender hearts together. Childcare will be provided.
Sunday, December 18 • Family Sunday
Las Posadas • 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
This year, in addition to the carol sing at 9:00 and 4:30 and the carol SHOUT at 11:00, we will enter into the Las Posadas tradition. Las Posadas (the Inns) tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they search for a place for their baby to be born. Might our church be a place of special welcome in the dark mid-winter days?
Wednesday, December 21
Winter Solstice Celebration • 7:00 p.m. • Parish Hall
Come join us for a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)! If you have questions, please contact Katy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-291-8551.
Christmas Eve • Saturday, December 24
Find A Stillness • 10:00 a.m.
In the full rush of Christmas Eve morning we will gather in the quiet of Ames Chapel. There will be extended periods of silence to provide time for relief and contemplation. The service will include an invitation to join in communion.
Christmas Pageant • 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Rob and Janne Eller-Isaacs narrate the story of the nativity as Unity Church’s children and youth act out the story in the Sanctuary. Families with children age three and under are encouraged to attend the 4:00 p.m. service. Participant information is online.
Christmas by Candlelight: Family Lessons and Carols • 7:00 p.m.
This service is a collaboration between Above Every Name Ministries and Unity Church. This is a service for the entire family, with carols and stories that children and adults will enjoy. Nursery care available for infants and toddlers.
Christmas by Candlelight: Lessons and Carols • 10:00 p.m.
Join worship leaders K.P. Hong and Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs as we retell the Christmas story and celebrate the promise of peace within. If you are interested in singing with the choir during this service, contact Ruth Palmer at email@example.com or 651-228-1456 x118.
Sunday, December 25 • One service only at 10:00 a.m.
My Lord, What a Morning!
Christmas Day has come again and we are greeted with another chance to be together in community. Nic Cable will lead us in a service of gratitude and contemplation for what we will do with this precious gift that comes with the new dawn.
Christmas Pageant Cast and Pageant Choirs
CLICK HERE for all the pageant information and registration. Children and youth, from kindergarten through 12th grade, are all invited to participate. The adult pageant choir is open to all. The children’s pageant choir is open to children in third through sixth grade. For more information about the pageant choirs, please contact Ruth Palmer.
Christmas Pageant 100th Anniversary
In 2019 the Unity Church Christmas Pageant will celebrate its 100th anniversary! A Pageant Centennial Team will be formed in 2017 to help plan this special event. We’d like to start with collecting stories and photos of from pageants past. Please contact Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your memories and to help with planning for our future celebration.
Our little tree is standing in the Whitman Lobby on the lower level, waiting to be decorated with warm hats, gloves, scarves and—yes—mittens! All donated items should be new or like new. Children’s winter items will be distributed to area families through Obama Elementary. Adult items will be distributed through Amicus.
Purchase your holiday wreath from our high school youth in support of their pilgrimage to Boston.
Evergreen Quilters Holiday Boutique Fundraiser
Sunday, December 11 and 18, in the Parish Hall, after morning services
Each year Unity’s Evergreen Quilters design and sew original items especially for your holiday gift-giving. Choose a gift for someone on your list or treat yourself to totes, scarves, table runners and mats, gift bags, small quilts, hot pads and trivets, notebooks, cards, ornaments, and much more! Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted! One hundred percent of the total of your purchase goes to help people in need through donations made to local non-profits such as The Family Place and Jeremiah Program.
Santa Pause Free Childcare
Wednesday, December 14 • 5:30-8:00 p.m. • Parish Hall
Sign your child(ren) up for two-and-a-half hours of free holiday fun at church so that you can finish making gifts, planning gatherings, or just take a moment’s pause during this full season. Dinner, crafts, games, and a movie for children ages 3 to 10. Advance sign up required to email@example.com.
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