It seems like every time we make a plan, the universe intervenes (which wouldn’t be a terrible description of 2020 in general!) We know that your families are having similar conversations: How do we continue our celebrations in ways that keep us all safe? What beloved traditions will have to be modified, or even let go of, this year?
This year, our annual holiday service will be on Zoom at 5:30 pm on December 24th. We will use our regular worship channel for Zoom, here: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/9428106896. We will get a chance to see everyone’s homes with their luminarias shining (if you haven’t sent in a photo with your luminaria, now is the time! Email to Emily by the end of Monday at firstname.lastname@example.org). We will have a “no-rehearsal” Christmas pageant, which should be fun, funny and well in the spirit of graceful humor that we have embraced this year. We will hear some beloved songs and light our candles to Silent Night. We are asking that everyone bring a candle (your luminaria would work well) and a holiday blessing to share with the community. What do you hope for our beloveds in the coming year? Be specific – what is special to you that you would like to offer to our beloved community? We will have a time of sharing using the chat function while we light our candles and settle into our holy spirit. Please keep your blessings a chat-appropriate length (aim for 1-2 sentences). We look forward to gathering and celebrating together.