December's Services and Rev. Peter's Poem

Christmas Eve Services at 5:00pm and 7:30pm

We will offer two Christmas Eve services with stories and carols this year. The UUCDC Choir will sing at both services. All ages are welcome!

Sunday, Dec. 30 at 10:00 am:  "Finding Faith in the Darkest of Hours"

As the nights are long and the calendar prepares to flip to a new year, we may struggle to stay connected to our faith, or even to define what that faith is for us. What does "faith" look like to a Unitarian Universalist? Come worship with us as Rob Sartain and Worship Associate Norma Lewis lead us in an exploration of the mystery of faith for UUs in these dark hours.

"What If"; by Rev. Peter Friedrichs for the December theme of "Mystery"

What if… 
 
Earth’s orbit was
three degrees different,
and the glaciers had never
pulled back to the poles, or
 
A billion years later,
a small band of nomads 
hadn’t made its way west 
to what we now know as France 
carrying fire and wine, or
 
My grandfather four 
generations back had died 
as a boy in an accident down 
at the sawmill, or my great-
grandmother Louise had 
succumbed at age six to the flu, or
My mother had married 
that guy she still fondly recalls
after 70 years, or my father
didn’t just “nearly” drown
when his canoe capsized at camp, or
 
I’d taken that job in New York 
instead of the one in D.C., 
or I didn’t land the client 
who flew me to Boston 
to close that big deal, or
 
I hadn’t overslept my alarm 
and rushed out without my umbrella, 
or that storm didn’t hit when it did
so that I had to duck into the Starbucks
to get out of the rain,
 
and I’d never met you?

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