Upcoming Sunday Services

Services for December, 2017

Monthly Theme: Hope

December 3

Beyond Hope to Committment
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Adam Armstrong
Handbells will perform

Hope is essential in order to find the agency to transform our world.  But then we must commit and do our part.  As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote seven principles that offer hope and vision for a Beloved Community.  As we begin the week of Chalica, a new UU holiday, we will focus on our commitment to the seven principles and how we can live up to them in our daily lives.

December 10

Would You Like to Hold the Baby?
UUFF Holiday Pageant, Chris Johns, Director
Worship Associate: Rev. Doug McCusker

At our intergenerational holiday pageant service, we will present “Would You Like to Hold the Baby?” by UU author and compose Joyce Poley.  The traditional nativity story is told with a Unitarian Universalist interpretation, focusing on nurturing love and kindness.  As Mary invites two young stable girls to hold her newborn son, we are invited to embrace the deepest meaning Christmas holds for each of us.  Directed by Chris Johns, the production will include special music directed by Jason Michael, performed by our Adult Choir and youth soloists.

December 17

Faith with the Lamp Lit
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Miriam Liss

Jewish teachings offer us the miracle story of the lamp that would not burn out.  It is a symbol of faith and hope in the darkest of days.  As we approach the longest night, let us turn inward to that source of light that shines within us and refuses to go out.  Join us after service for a Hanukkah-themed holiday buffet.

December 24, 10:30 a.m.

Service in a Song
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Elizabeth Cameron

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year.  What better way to usher in Christmas than to sing Christmas carols and serve our Fredericksburg community?  Bring the entire family and join us in this multigenerational service as we explore our call to service through stories, song, and action.  Immediately following the service, we will team up with the “Holiday Project” to show up and be present with holiday cheer at an area residential nursing care facility.

December 24, 7:30 p.m.

Waiting for a Savior
Rev. Doug McCusker
Worship Associate: Susan Kosior
Adult Choir will perform

On the night that Jesus was born, an angel appeared before a band of shepherds and said, “Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.  To you is born this day a Savior…”  Are we still waiting for a savior while ignoring our own innate powers to save our planet, our communities, and our souls?  The service will include readings, special music from the Adult Choir, and the singing of beloved carols.  The service will conclude with our traditional singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight.  Please plan to join us for this annual gathering to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

December 31

TBD
Christi Bayha
Worship Associate: Kristen Tuxbury

Stay tuned for further details!