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Upcoming Services

Paths of Wonder

 

Sunday, December 4 – 10:00 am

The Wonder of It All – The Rev. Doug Wadkins 

As we begin our December theme of Wonder, we will explore the many ways that wonder may be a revitalizing part of our lives. We may also struggle to recapture a sense of wonder. As we start our month of exploring and continue through the holidays, this service will invite us to find our own meaningful journeys through this important topic.  

Featured musicians: Beth Curtiss, songleader; David Nalesnik, piano; Eliot Chapel Choir.

 

 

Sunday, December 11 – 10:00 am

The Five Shining Stars – The Rev. Doug Wadkins 

As we prepare for a new calendar year, we will consider some of the essential strengths of the Eliot community, as you have expressed over the interim's first months. This is a meaningful time for the congregation to honor its strengths and challenges alike. In the spirit of Appreciative Inquiry, discern how your strengths and the community's strengths are crucial to building a meaningful future.  

 

 

Sunday, December 18 – 10:00 am

Wonder as a Path to Liberation – Rev. Krista Taves  

We are in the season of wonder, surrounded by the lights of the holidays as the earth appears to go dormant. And yet, life continues to pour from the earth, into us, and back, an unending circle of mutual renewal. It is, indeed, wondrous, and it can and does free us.

 

 

Friday, December 23 – 6:00 pm

Christmas Pageant Service – Rev. Krista Taves

This “no rehearsal-no mistakes” service is a great opportunity to celebrate the season with children, families, and other Eliot friends of all ages, and to explore the meanings of this story which connect with Unitarian Universalism. We anticipate this service will run approximately 30 minutes.   

 

 

Saturday, December 24 – 4:30 and 8:00 pm

Christmas Eve: Starlight and Candles – The Rev. Doug Wadkins

A perennial favorite of the season, we will offer two services this year. The first service will focus more on a family-friendly gathering, and the second will be more contemplative. Both services end with candlelight and singing. Because we have yet to determine how many people will attend this year, please sign up for the service you prefer (4:30 or 8:00); if needed, we can add a third service.  


Sunday, December 25 – 10:00 am

Christmas Day Brunch and Contemplation

Join us on Christmas Day at the usual 10 am time for a time of connection, community, and then quiet. We invite you to bring a favorite brunch dish to share and, if you are able, a place-setting to keep the time together simple for set up and clean-up and earth-friendly. We will end our time with a simple worship time that focuses on a bit of time to quiet our minds and connect as a community in contemplation. 

 

Please let us know you are coming by signing up; it will help us set up the space for our brunch. This will be an excellent way to have a meaningful start for Christmas Day.