9AM: Live Religious Education Service on Zoom
9:30AM: Livestreamed and In-Person Service
11:15AM: Livestreamed and In-Person Service
1PM: Online Sunday Social
Sunday Evening: Youth Programs
Contact Marion Hirsch for more information
about Children's & Youth programming
SIGN UP BY DEC. 2 TO BE A VENDOR AT THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR DECEMBER 4 Participate in the life of our church by helping folks support the Creatives and Artists within our beloved community! Sign up to be a vendor.
SERVICE PROJECT FOR HOMESTART - DONATE NOW The Greening service project provides items to Homestart, a shelter for women experiencing homelessness. The Giving Tree has ornament tags for robes and water bottles. Other requests are shampoo, lotion, soap, wipes and snacks (multi-pack/individually wrapped). ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW.
GREENING ACTIVITY ALERT - WREATH MAKING! In addition to decorating trees, hanging garland and wreaths, and assembling Homestart gift bags, Ruth Gibson will lead a fresh wreath-making station! Bring fresh greenery to the church on 12/3 between 4-4:30 PM (when you bring your potluck dish!).
THE GREENING AND CHILI POTLUCK RETURN ON DECEMBER 3! The Worship Associates will host this annual event to transform the Sanctuary and Commons with greenery and lights. GREENING (4:30); Trees and wreaths and garlands and bows will herald the season! CHILI POTLUCK (5:30PM): Bring chili or a side for a potluck supper in the Jones Building. HOLIDAY SING-ALONG (6:30): songs of the season led by the UUkes.
WOMEN CIRCLE TO PLAN 2023 ACTIVITIES Come join us on Zoom for the WomenCircle annual planning meeting on Friday, December 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. We will again be thinking about both Zoom and in-person activities for 2023. We are inviting active, occasional or WomenCircle “wannabes” to bring their ideas to the meeting.
QUUILTERS We meet on Saturday morning, December 3, 9 - 11:30 AM, to work on our quilted placemats for Meals on Wheels participants. Turn in any completed. We have lots of kits and fabric bundles to work with. Bring your machine to sew, or you may cut and iron the kits. Jamie will present a brief demo of curved piecing at 9:30. Wear your mask, please; bring your recent projects to show us all.
SHARE THE PLATE ON DECEMBER 4 On December 4, there will be a Share the Plate in support of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Services. For over 50 years, our church, through its volunteer and financial support, has played an important role in making the IFC the community leader in addressing food insecurity and homelessness. This STP will attempt to offer a different kind of perspective in looking at the question "Why give"? Find out what's currently going on at the IFC. Find out what's currently going on at the IFC.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR DECEMBER 4, DURING THE SUNDAY SOCIALS Participate in the life of our church by supporting the Creatives within our beloved community! Please join the Welcoming Ministry in a Holiday Bazaar, where folks are invited to shop, and support the church (20% of proceeds are donated to The Community Church)! Sign up to be a vendor. So far, we have vendors of: spirit dolls, ceramic bowls, knitted scarves, hats, cowls, baby blankets and beaded jewelry, fabric-wrapped rope bowls, multi-media collage art, children's books, storytelling CDs and storytelling USBs, CDs, Pottery & Art! Join them in selling, or support them and the church in shopping!
TWO SUNDAY SERVICES - 9:30AM & 11:15AM
“Reclaiming Jesus” Rev. Thom Belote, preaching
The Sanctuary has been greened. The calendar has turned to December. This morning, Rev. Thom will share some reflections on embracing Jesus from a Unitarian Universalist perspective.
WE ARE A WELCOMING CONGREGATION
We are a congregation that has historically stood for the civil rights of all people, especially those affected by racism and homophobia. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence in our congregation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends and their families. We are actively engaged in dialogue about how to be a more racially diverse, multicultural, anti-oppressive congregation.
SUNDAY PARKING: Please honor the parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and limited mobility at the front of the church, as well as the spaces reserved for the Auction Winners. We encourage folks to carpool and/or park offsite, if at all possible. Parking is available at The Community Church, as well as alternate parking options. See a map here. Please note: Parking is not allowed at the Kehillah across the street. WEEKDAY PARKING (for church functions): The Main Lot is fully rented; please use the small Front Lot directly in front of the church, the wooded Pine Lot along Purefoy Road, or in the Rear Lot behind the church.