We have come to the end of another year, moving out of pandemic shutdowns into a changed world, finding the way back to our chalice community, smaller but still strong. It is now the holiday season, a time to celebrate the winter solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas, to come together with loved ones and feast. It’s a good way to end the year – gathering and singing and eating – taking a pause from the ordinary. I am delighted that this Christmas Eve, the service leaders won’t be the only people in the Great Hall! It will be so good to be together. On December 24th at 5:00pm we will celebrate the hope found in the traditional carol Silent Night, the hope we all need this winter. Come early to sing carols with the choir and stay after for cider! We have an anthem from the Voices UUnited choir and a special guest singer, and end as always, singing Silent Night by candlelight.
While this special service is best appreciated in person, the GTA will be recovering from a winter storm on Saturday; if it isn’t safe for you to travel, you can join on Zoom or watch the YouTube livestream. Just have a taper candle and matches nearby for singing Silent Night. You can pick up beeswax tapers from the UCM office today before 3:00pm or tomorrow by 1:00pm.
The YouTube livestream of the Service will be available to subscibers to the UCM channel:
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May your holiday be full of peace and blessings.