December 18 and Beyond…



This Sunday and Beyond…Good morning This Sunday, So often in our culture, “darkness” is used as a stand-in for the negative. We hear people talk about “dark times.” We witness colorism play out as lighter skin affords people greater privileges. But there is great beauty, a great wonder to be found in darkness. As we approach the longest night of the year, we will challenge the common phrases or ideas and explore stories of wonderful darkness. If you plan to join us online, click Launch Service. Christmas Eve: Don’t forget our Christmas Eve service will begin at 7:00 PM. There will be no Sunday services on December 25 and January 1. MUSICBack and in-person Rise Up Singing – Friday, December 16, 2022, 7:30 PM. After a pause of nearly three years, Jim Maitland is bringing back Rise Up Singing. This community sing is an informal and spirited evening of shared music-making inspired by, but not limited to, the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again songbooks. Singers and instrumentalists of all ages are welcome. Feel free to bring a guitar or other instrument. No auditions and no rehearsals. If you have any questions, email OUTREACH Another Successful Salvation Army Holiday Gift Drive. Here is a message from Laura Broding our UUCW coordinator:“Thank you to all Church members and friends…we may be small in numbers, but we are big on generosity! This year the annual gift drive that supports local families through the Wakefield Unit of the Salvation Army was a great success. We donated well over twenty-five gifts that will undoubtedly bring joy this season. Beverly Elcewicz, our Salvation Army coordinator, says our church always goes above and beyond and it s very much appreciated.”*************************************************************************************A Christmas Carol – This first-time UUCW public event was a great success. The performers were excellent. A bigger audience than we expected arrived and enjoyed hot chocolate and mulled cider. The excellent news is that we raised $660 for the Wakefield Food Pantry. This amount gives WFP the purchasing power of $2,640 at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated.Here is Kristen’s reaction to the performance:“The Christmas Carol performance was brilliant – I did not expect such a high level of professionalism and creative staging. A very talented troupe made the classic story truly come to life! Congratulations to one and all, and thanks for sharing your considerable talents to entertain us, as well as to provide food for the needy (just like the reformed Scrooge).The performance was perfect in every way.” *********************************************************************************************UUCW DECEMBER Calendar:Take a look at December’s calendar where you can see when the church is busy with shared space activities and church events. Click here. See you Sunday!
Rev. Elizabeth is back in the pulpit and welcomes you to join her this Sunday in-person or online. What can we learn from Wonderful Darkness?
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