"Lessons from the Camino"
Lay-led by Grace Kennedy, Wendy Howard, Bob Barber, Max Merrill
The Camino is a collection of sacred pilgrimage routes through France, Spain and Portugal. What meaning could this walk have for us today? Join four UUFCO members who walked part of the Camino through Portugal and Spain. How were they changed or were they changed? How many lessons learned in walking translate into a spiritual practice for all of us?
Sunday, December 25 at 10:30am:
"Pregnant Pause: What Are You Birthing?"
The week between Christmas and New Year's Day provides a window of pause: the holidays behind, the new year ahead. Let's enjoy this pause together in a slightly more casual service, and explore where our growing edges may be in the coming months. This isn't about making New Year's resolutions, but rather discerning where our own growth and evolution are moving in us.
Sunday, December 18 at 10:30am:
"Would you like to hold the baby"
"Would you like to hold the baby?"- a Christmas Pageant that revisits the timeless story of Mary and Joseph, the Kings and the Shepherds, with the addition of a new character - a young stable girl. As Mary invites the girl to hold her baby, so we are invited to embrace the deepest meaning Christmas holds for each one of us.
Advent and Winter Solstice celebrate darkness and light as spiritual realities and forces in life. How might traditions of being present in darkness be a source of strength for us in our times? Do such ancient rituals have relevance in the 21st century?
In Unitarian Universalism we dedicate children where other traditions may use baptism. Join us today as we welcome a number of children into this faith community and tradition, followed by reflections by Rev. Antonia and three congregants on the spiritual gifts of a child’s presence in our lives.