Rev. Gil Caldwell, guest minister

Regardless of how one views the Bible, it is filled with illustrations appropriate for today. Matthew 18:12 in the King James Version “speaks” of “90 and 9 sheep and the 1 who has gone astray.” The 99% Wall Street Occupiers seek to bring the 1% who have financially gone astray, back into the fold. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Music by Helen Kho.


Gilbert H. Caldwell is a retired African American United Methodist Church minister. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement and was acquainted with UU Minister Rev. Jim Reeb who was attacked in Selma and died a few days later. He was one of the founders of Black Methodists for Church Renewal and United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church.

MONTHLY THEME:

December - ACCEPTANCE

What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.  ~ Robert Muller

NEWS & NOTES:

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! 

Holiday Collection

Mitten Tree Reminder

All items to be donated to Family Promise must be brought back by this Sunday, December 21st. Thanks for your support of this worthy project!

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. 

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