Speaker: Rev. Christian Schmidt

2020 Vision

The year 2020 is 345 days from now. I remember well the turning over of the numbers as 1999 became 2000, the sense of anticipation. A year from now, what will we be doing, what is possible, who do we want to be?

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

In this contemplative service of lessons and carols, our gifted choir will help us weave together sacred narration, modern poetry, prayer, traditional carols, special music, and candlelight for a refreshing take on what the Christmas story means for us today. All are invited to stay and enjoy the candlelight after the service has ended.

Expecting

In this season of lights, of darkness, of mystery and joy, there is also the theme of waiting. Whether you’re a child waiting for presents, a soon-to-be parent awaiting a birth or adoption, we share the experience of expectation.

Reverse RE Sunday

An important part of our liberal faith is that our growth and learning are a life-long pursuit. Yet, our time together each week seems to place higher value on learning for children than for adults. This Sunday, worship will begin as usual, but after the Time for All Ages, adults will leave the sanctuary to take part in one of several opportunities for growth and learning. The rest of worship will be geared towards children. Childcare will be available, as always, for our younger children, and middle and high school youth can choose whether they want to stay in worship or go to a workshop with the adults.

Blessing of the Animals

12:30 p.m.

Calling all pets for a blessing of the animals service out on the Terrace. Animals of all kinds are welcome in carriers, on leashes, or you can even bring a picture of your pet to be blessed.