Holiday Services

Wednesday, December 9: Blue December Service

7:00 pm over Zoom. Click here to join.

Even in normal times, the December holiday season can feel heavy for many of us. For some the expectations of peace, love, and joy surrounded by family and friends has not been their experience. For others December may be the anniversary of a memorable loss in your life. Fewer hours of daylight make some of us blue at this time of year. And 2020, of course, brings its own holiday blues. If, for any reason, this time of year finds you longing for a calm, reflective approach to the season, you are invited to the Blue December service. Music, silence, companionship, and thoughtful words will welcome and comfort us all. Led by our ministers, music director, and lay leaders.

 

Wednesday, December 16: A Musical Vespers

7:00 pm over Zoom. Click here to join.
Join Music Director Susan Peck for a musical vespers service. We’ll celebrate and meditate on solstice, Chanukah, and Christmas with candlelight, poetry, singing, and prayers.

 

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve

6:00 pm over Zoom. Click here to join.

This year we’re consolidating our Christmas Eve gatherings into one all-ages service with an online Las Posadas, fabulous traditional music, and a homily by Angela Herrera. Bring the whole family!

To Participate in Las Posadas:
We’ll be reading the story aloud, but we need visuals to go with the story. Visuals can be drawings or staged photographs that portray:
· Mary, Joseph, or the donkey;
· The travelers looking for a place to stay;
· Shepherds, angels, stars, royalty, and farm animals;
· An Inn, a manger, the traveler’s road; or
· Any other image that suits the story!
Get your family together, get creative, and send your images to cpaul@uuabq.org.

 

Sunday, December 27 “Inside the Chrysalis”

11:00 am on Zoom. Click to join.
We’ll contemplate stillness and metamorphosis as we welcome the New Year together. How are you transforming in this time of waiting? What will you become? This intergenerational, interactive service will incorporate our annual worship stations, modified for Zoom.