Tuesday, December 5, 7-9:30 p.m.
UU Liberal Christians: Advent Service
Waiting for the Light
Advent observances take place at the darkest time of the year, ushering in a period of reflection and anticipation. Its roots are in folk traditions and pagan rituals celebrating the miracle of light as a sign of rebirth and source of hope. Christians observe it as time of preparation during the four weeks before Christmas. All are welcome to this candlelight service in the Chapel, hosted by the UU Liberal Christians. Fellowship with refreshments will follow.
Saturday, December 9, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 9 & 11 a.m.
Holiday Music Service “Navidad Nuestra”
A musical recasting of the traditional Christmas story to the pampas of Argentina. In this version, the Three Magi ride llamas and bring syrup, honey, and alpaca sweaters to the newborn child. The music and service explore what it is like to be searching for sanctuary in time of need. The JUC Choir is joined by a guitarist, percussion, and a native Spanish speaking tenor with music by Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez. A special offering will be taken to support sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.
Sunday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
I Heart Christmas Concert and Singalong
We have a a great set of talent to sing to you and with you: the EverHopefuls (your hosts), the Resonance Choir, the Skeleton Dolls, the LeBlanc family, Sophia’s Journey, the JUC Ringers and our favorite actress, Marion Rex. It’s a great way for the whole family to get in the spirit of the holidays by singing AND by donating to the Guatemalan Scholarship Fund. Let’s pack the house again this year!
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Healing Evensong
A meditative and quiet service for those who have a difficult time in December. Led by Keith Arnold and Wendy Williams, with music from Sophia’s Journey and Melissa Monforti, and the opportunity to light a candle for a loss.
Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Winter Solstice Celebration
A contemplative and participatory service, appropriate for all ages. A service that gratefully acknowledges the darkness and invites the return of the light, that concludes with a traditional burning of a Yule wreath, with our intentions for the year.
Sunday, December 24
Family // 9 a.m AND 11 a.m. // Join in a joyful retelling of the Christmas story in this family-friendly interactive service featuring child actors (sign up!) and children’s choirs. Led by Director of Religious Education Annie Scott and Senior Minister Rev. Wendy Williams.
Contemporary // 4 p.m. // Our Christmas message in lessons and carols amplified by the JUiCe Worship Band. Led by Rev. Wendy Williams; Liturgist Kristen Psaki, Intern Minister
Traditional // 6 p.m. AND 8 p.m. // Our Christmas message in lessons and carols featuring our JUC Choir. Service will begin with 15 minutes of Christmastide music. Led by Rev. Wendy Williams; Liturgist Rev. Eric Banner.
Contemplative // 10 p.m. // This is a quieter service in our chapel for those who welcome the chance to slow down through readings, silence, and music. Led by Kim Mason and Kristen Psaki, Intern Ministers
Please sign up here for morning and here for evening Shared Ministry.
As we celebrate Christmas Eve, you are invited to bring cookies you wish to share that day. We ask that you not bring cookies that include nuts. JUC will also provide treats free of the top 8 allergens.
Monday, December 25
12:30 p.m. Holiday Movie