Sunday Services

Sunday, Dec. 5 – 11 a.m. – The Heart of Happiness – The Rev. Peter Farriday

The Dalai Lama teaches that people have a right to be happy, and that it’s good for both oneself and others. Since happiness isn’t one-size-fits-all, especially in this hyper-commercialized holiday season, it helps to review some of the forms that happiness can take, and which ones bring the deepest satisfactions.

Sunday, Dec. 12 – 11 a.m. – Finding Joy in the Midst of Suffering – Bonnie MacGregor and Ann Kilby

As we face the inevitable pains in our everyday lives, as we counteract harm and oppression in the world, as we work to save the web of life and people on our planet, how do we not despair? How can we find a joy that sustains our inner vigor and brings us a sense of happiness?

Drawing on a conversation between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in which they discussed these very questions, Worship Leaders Ann Kilby and Bonnie MacGregor will re-enact some of their exchanges as they share their wisdom, humor and spiritual practices.

Sunday, Dec. 19 – 11 a.m. – Honoring the Dark – Amy Day

Join us as we journey to the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Inside this all-ages service, we will bear witness to the necessary beauty of this season and to its mercurial power. We’ll honor the holy day of Winter Solstice and invite ways to celebrate and harness this time as we journey once more to the light.

Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24 – 11 a.m. – Unwrapping Divine Presence – The Rev. Peter Farriday

Unitarian Universalists don’t consider Jesus to be the Messiah, and they have set aside the mythic legends that attend this theological claim. Yet his enlightened presence was so potent that people can still bathe in the spiritual afterglow through song and celebration, giving and sharing, caring and candlelight. Join us in honoring the spirit of universal love that this great sage embodied.

Sunday, Dec. 26 – 11 a.m. – Sunday Service in Your Jammies – Berti Welty

This informal, Zoom-only service will feature holiday-related musical and story offerings from Fellowship members. There will be opportunities to share about personal holiday experiences and show off zany, beautiful and unique “jammies.” Note: There will be no in-person service at the Fellowship.