Annie Gonzalez, M.Div., Worship Leader; Charles Halstead, Worship Associate
“When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone…the work of Christmas begins.” – Howard Thurman. Hard work often follows a wonder-filled moment, sometimes bringing disappointment, anger, or doubt. UUs might turn toward contemporary Buddhist teaching to deal after the wonder wears off.
Unitarians have our roots in the early Christian Moravian Church. Their Love Feast was a celebration of the joy. Honey was used in worship, because bees were tought to be from heaven. For the Love Feast, chocolate replaced communion wine and honeyed bread replaced the wafer. We’ll use Fair Trade chocolate; we’re in search of gluten free honey bread. We’ll speak of the sweetness and goodness in life, and of hope. Pause; ready your mind, heart and spirit for the upcoming holidays.
Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; John Ashby, Worship Associate; Reflections (combined 2 services): Meghan Kelly, Leslie Kemp & Joan Beal, Tamara & Kelly Range, Matt Seelke, Ruth Hall
The wholly (holy) family includes: the single person, a couple who has chosen to remain childless, a father and mother, or two adults of the same sex. We are wholly family with birth, foster, adopted children, with a single parent, or grandparents who live alone. We’ll hear stories from our diverse holy family at UUCD.
At the turn of the century, quantum mechanics revealed a new understanding of the universe. Theologians understood God was not static, but constantly changing and emerging. God was no longer a noun, but a verb. In July, 2012 physics was rocked by the discovery of a new kind of matter, whimsically known as “The God Particle.” It opens the door to a new area of discovery for science and religion. Let’s enter into wonder.