Sunday, December 16, 2018, Winter Solstice Service - Religious Education with Rev. Margie Allen
Join us for this year’s creative iteration of our intergenerational celebration of Yule, plus our beloved Mitten Tree and Twelve Days traditions. You’re not a UUFSB UU until you’ve hoisted “6 geese a-laying” or “10 lords a-leaping” a few times.
Friday, December 21, 2018, Special Vespers Service Celebrating the Winter Solstice (Yule) - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Tea and sweets following
Come join other singers, listeners, players and readers as we gather in the sanctuary on the longest night of the year to honor the darkness of winter and encourage the sun on its long journey back towards us. Terry Keevil on oboe and duduk is our featured instrumentalist, Donna Demian on piano, and Maureen Shaiman, serving as our song leader.
Our Vespers services are contemplative worship experiences designed to be accessible to anyone of any faith, within or outside our congregation. The order of service includes chants and short songs from a variety of religious traditions sung in a variety of languages with multiple repeats; intervals of instrumental music; three short readings; a ten-minute meditation in relative darkness; a candle lighting and light gathering; and a shared benediction. Share a spacious hour in which to slow down and connect with yourself, with others, and with a light- and song-infused liturgy of seasonal warmth and peace on the Yule solstice. All ages welcome.
Monthly Evening Labyrinth Walk — Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Our next monthly evening labyrinth walk will be on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Harpist Annie Marks will accompany the candlelit walk. All are welcome. Free will donation.
Grieving During the Holidays — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Bill Scorzari at Grounds and Sounds – Friday, Dec. 14, 8:00 p.m.
New York based singer-songwriter Bill Scorzari’s voice has been likened to that of Tom Waits, and his lyricism and delivery to that of John Prine. No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music, says “Bill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly."
Bill picked up his first guitar at the age of seven and has played his whole life, but it wasn’t until sometime after 2008 that he became a full-time singer-songwriter. Since then, it has been a steady climb, and he recorded and released his debut album in 2011, to immediate critical acclaim. His second album, Through These Waves, was released in 2017 and jumped straight to #1 on the Americana Music Association’s Most-Added-Radio-Stations Top-50 chart, and later landed on many Top-Albums-of-2017 lists.
If you are interested in Unitarian Universalism, we hope you’ll visit us to learn more. If attending our services doesn’t fit your life, you might want to investigate the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a virtual congregation of Unitarian Universalists, with more than 3,500 members around the U.S. They hold online services on Sundays at 8 p.m., and on Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
You can find them at clfuu.org.
Video of our 50th Anniversary Service and Dedication Ceremony
A video of the full service from our special anniversary service and the building dedication on October 21, 2012 is posted on our website. The video is quite large and may take a few minutes to load. Go to http://uufsb.org/worship-service-videos.