Advent & Christmas at UCU

UCU is offering an abundance of ways to take in the season. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with God and neighbor, find some stillness, or make a joyful noise, we have something for you. Read Pastor Jen’s full letter, and view our calendar of events below.

Sat., Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve – we’re offering two opportunities to celebrate Christ’s birth among us.

First, at 3:00 pm, we’ll have an outdoor, live nativity tableau. Join in behind the church to see the animals, hear the stories, and sip some cocoa. The presentation will be approximately 25 minutes.

Update: Due to the frigid conditions, our animals are not available. Human participants are welcome to come indoors for carols and the story at 3:00 pm on 12/24.

Then we’ll gather at 7pm in the sanctuary and via livestream for a traditional service of lessons, carols, and candle lighting. May this be a day and night where the soul truly feels its worth as we join with the heavenly host in saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace!”

View the bulletin. View the livestream.

Sun., Dec. 25 – Christmas Day – we will gather downstairs at the church at 10 for a simple Christmas service for those who desire one. Without slides, livestream, or bulletins, we’ll worship in the round, reassembling the stable before hearing the story of Simeon and Anna meeting the baby Jesus in the temple. Our worship will last about 30 minutes with time for snacks and sharing afterwards. We’ll provide tea and cocoa; you can bring simple, shareable snacks if you’d like, or come just as you are, as did the attendants at the first Christmas. May we all ponder in our hearts anew God’s precious gift of love.