Dear UU Parents and Guardians,
All of you are such gifts in my life. Thank you for being a part of this community. I am holding you in my heart this holiday season. I so wish that we could be together in person, but know that I carry you all with me in spirit as we celebrate the December holidays.
December 24th: Christmas Eve Service will be at 5pm so that families can join before bedtime (Or the rush to wrap those final gifts and get cookies out for Santa...) An ALL AGES service. Check your emails from the church office for the link. Bring a candle close to your computer so we can all sing Silent Night together by candlelight.
December 27th: NO Sunday School at 11 - enjoy Winter Break!
January 3rd: Sunday School at 11 is ON with the amazing Morissa Raymond
Chalice lighters needed!
Is your family willing to send in a video of you lighting a chalice (or a candle) to be used during our YouTube services?
If so - please send as an email attachment or as a link to a google file (make sure it's 'shareable') to me by December 31st at the latest.
The video will likely have words or music dubbed over it - so no need to say anything. Simply light the chalice and smile :)
*Parent and Guardian Chat: *
The chance for parents and guardians to just get together and chat
Every other Thursday 8pm and every other Wednesday noon
(There will be NO chat on Thursday 12/24 on Christmas Eve)
Link: https://zoom.us/j/474526337 Password: lovemykids
Videos This Week:
Story with Miss Chelsea:
Christmas Quiet: https://youtu.be/KO_y_P5rREY
NEW THIS MONTH!
These materials come to us from the Soul Matters Curriculum team
Spiritual Snacks to Share
Stillness Worship Ritual
Additional Resources for Parents With Stillness Theme:
Finding Ancient Pagan Meaning in the Darkness of Advent
How to Avoid Emotional Burnout this Holiday Season
My favorite Christmas Eve Music: Loreena McKennit
For as long as I can remember, this was the playlist we listened to when we decorated the tree at my home when I was a child. I have carried on this tradition with my own children. Loreena's Christmas cds are also lovely, but there's something especially haunting and special about The Book of Secrets, The Visit, and The Mask and the Mirror.
Chelsea Krafka is the Director of Religious Growth for the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.