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Rev. Wendy Patoja, UU Guest Minister, Co-chair of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Committee of the UU Metro NY District.

In our earnest wish to be as inclusive of as many people as possible, it is not unusual for Unitarian Universalists to borrow elements or rituals from other cultural and religious traditions. But even with the best of intentions, too often we end up trampling on the identity of the very people with whom we are trying to ally. How can we remain in right relationship while welcoming and honoring others?
Music by Joel DeWitt, violin.



The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.   ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

4pm Christmas in the Barn Family Service 
8pm Being Born, Again and Again
How do Unitarian Universalists celebrate Christmas? With carols and stories, both old and new, and candles for all the babies born to us and the light inside us all. Our early service is especially for families with young children, and includes the Children's Pageant telling the story of Christmas in the Barn, where everyone has a part and every baby gets to be the center of attention. At 8pm, the carols continue, and the musical celebration grows with a homily and more candle lighting.  A reception will follow both services in the Community Room.

4pm music by Louise Chernosky and the UU Chalice Singers. 
8pm music by UU Singers and Louise Chernosky.

Please forward names of babies born in the past year to have a candle lit in their name to Lisa Arcoleo.  Please bring a plate of treats to share at the reception! 

Blood Drive at UUCMC

Give the Gift of Life!

Special Holiday Blood Drive

Friday, December 26th, 2-8 pm

Christmas Day Potluck

Let's share the gift of community this season.

The Weaver-Pisacreta Family will be hosting a Christmas Pot-luck Dinner at UUCMC on December 25th at from 3pm until 7pm. We will provide the main course, potatoes and gravy. You provide the appetizers, sides and desserts. All are welcome  - singles, couples and families - anyone who wishes to share fellowship, food and the spirit of the season. Music, games, and stories included! Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   by December 18th to make your reservation.