Winter Solstice Service for the Whole Congregation
All are invited to our annual winter solstice service at UUCC on Saturday, December 20 at 4:45 p.m. The service will take place out-of-doors around a roaring fire in the UUCC driveway circle. This celebratory gathering, designed to engage both young and old alike, will offer singing, drumming, festive music as well as a Yule-tide story for all ages. We ask that participants wear warm clothing and bring a chair. Please plan to arrive at 4:15 to tie your bundle of twigs (supplied) for a fire offering during the service. In the event of rain, the service will be held indoors. The service will be immediately followed by a dessert reception. Happy Yule!
Cookies Needed for Christmas Eve Services
For Christmas Eve, we will be hosting two receptions and would love to have an array of cookies—all shapes and colors. Your SWEET donations will ensure that this is a JOYFUL event for all! Please sign up in Freeman Hall or send an email to Martha@uuccharlotte.org. Christmas Day Dinner is being held in Freeman Hall. We will have a sign-up for the different courses at the Adult Programming Table for those who would like to attend. We welcome all who would like to share a meal together late afternoon on Dec. 25. (Lisa Hagen and her family are organizing if you would like to volunteer in additional ways.)
Christmas Eve at the UUCC
There will be two family/children-friendly services at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. we will have a Celebratory Service with the Adult Choir and brief homily. All of the services will focus in a celebratory way on the Christmas Story. They will each conclude with candle-lighting and singing. Receptions will be held between the services at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Dinner
Christmas Day Dinner is being held in Freeman Hall. We will have a sign-up for the different courses at the Adult Programming Table for those who would like to attend. We welcome all who would like to share a meal together late afternoon on Dec. 25. (Lisa Hagen and her family are organizing if you would like to volunteer in additional ways.)
UUCC Offices will be closed on Thursdays, December 25 and January 1 for the Christmas and New Year holidays respectively.
Room in the Inn
Room in the Inn, an interfaith program sponsored by Urban Ministry, provides a warm bed and three meals each day from December through March for folks who would otherwise be out in the cold. UUCC has participated in this very worthy project for many years. We provide shelter for nine adults each Sunday night. We need your help! If you are not already on the list and would like to consider being one of the approximately 20 volunteers who make this shelter happen each week by setting up, driving, cooking, hosting, and/or cleaning, please email Rocky Hendrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.signupgenius.com and pick a date.
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