The theme for December is Awe.
Experiencing awe is a spacious feeling of the vastness. This awe and mystery bring us a sense of connection to all that is and to each other. Research shows that experiencing awe makes people kinder, more generous and more compassionate. When we take awe a bit deeper, we encounter reverence. Let us explore awe and reverence together this month.
Thursday, December 12 – You Are Not Alone: Holiday Blue Vespers, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 – Winter Stars, 10 a.m.
Our Guest Speaker will be Jeanie McIntyre, President of the Upper Valley Land Trust and a long-time Upper Valley resident. In her talk, “Winter Stars”, she will explore different interpretations of “Awe”, in keeping with our December theme. We are so pleased to welcome Jeanie to UUCUV.
In this Sunday’s offering, we will Share-the-Plate with the Upper Valley Land Trust, a regional conservation organization. Mission-driven, UVLT “provides conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect the working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes that surround residential areas and commercial centers and make the Upper Valley a truly special place to live.”
Music will be provided by the Bell Choir and friends.
Sunday, December 22– Awestruck at Winter Solstice, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, December 24 – The Call of the Star: A Christmas Eve Service for all ages, 5 p.m. Join in community to celebrate this holiday with reverence, joy, song and laughter. All are welcome.
Sunday, December 29 – A Child’s Christmas in Wales reading, 10 a.m.