Sunday, December 21 - 10:00 a.m.

Winter Solstice Service
Rev. Dara Olandt with EarthSpirit Sisters

What is the Winter Solstice? We’ll explore the winter solstice as joyful occasion for personal and collective introspection. This morning we honor the winter solstice as a time to turn inward and also cast our attention outward towards the world. All are welcome.

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Children's Religious Education

 Classes are for PreK-grade 8 children; Nursery care is available for younger children. Children should visit the sanctuary with their parents for the first portion of
the service; teachers will escort
children to class.
See RE curriculum.
Sunday Circle
December 21, 8:30-9:30 AM. Member Dick Kates will lead a discussion on Christmas from the perspective of A Course in Miracles. All are welcome for lively disucssion.
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Fourth Sunday Collection

There will be no Fourth Sunday collection in December. At our Christmas Eve Service on December 24 at 6:30 PM, there will be a special collection for our Community Assistance Fund to be used by our minister to help those in the congregation and community during the year.

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Upcoming Events and News Highlights

SAK Someone Today!

This season we are encouraging everyone to practice Simple Acts of Kindness toward friends, family, co-workers and strangers. Do something kind for someone and leave them an anonymous card explaining that they have been SAK'D. Cards are available at UUC or print off your own via this link. Perform one SAK or many!

Once you've SAK'D someone, if willing, send an email to SAK@uucnrv.org so a list of all our good deeds and kindnesses can be compiled.

 

 

Advent Spiral Garden for All Ages

On Saturday, December 13 from 5:30–7 PM, everyone is invited to this special, celebratory and contemplative evening and opportunity to gently arrive into the winter holidays. This year, the evening will have separate opportunities for adults and children to walk the spiral by candlelight! Take some centering time for yourself, your loved ones and family. The evening begins with caroling, followed by the spiral walk for children and adults, and concludes with carols and cookies. Bring an apple to make your unique “apple lantern” that will be added to the spiral garden.

 

Annual Mitten Tree

Our annual Mitten Tree will be held on Sunday, December 7 during the service. All are asked to bring donations of new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. The items will be used as tree decorations, and then donated to the Christmas Store. This is a joint social action project sponsored by LFD and Dumbledore’s Army. Join Dumbledore’s Army’s fight against the Poverty Horcrux by helping to keep folks in our area warm this winter!

 

Yule Pageant & Winter Solstice Celebration - CANCELED

 

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Join us for our annual Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Wednesday, December 24 from 5:30- 6:30 PM. We will explore the meanings of Christmas, sing together, and light candles of hope in the Christmas spirit. A potluck will follow the service. All are welcome for this special evening.

 

 

 

Children's Garden Primary School

The Children’s Garden School runs programs for preschoolers age 3-5, as well as a kindergarten program.  Athough Children's Garden is not directly affiliated with Unitarian Universalist Congregation, it is held in rented space in our building.

For more information, visit the Children's Garden website.