December 31: Words of Hope, Songs of Peace. An Interfaith New Year’s Eve Vesper Service, 4 pm.
Greeting 2021 with Readings, Poetry, Reflection, Hymns and Songs. Featuring The Peace Choir – an interfaith collection of singers from near and far, under the direction of Julane Deener. The Peace Choir is dedicated to Singing for Peace on Planet Earth. Sponsored by Springfield Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse.
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December 6: “Love In Action” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy
We are a country in needed of mending. Each of us can be healers and bridge builders. Using story, meditation, music, and reflection, let’s explore our habits of responding to conflict as well as cultivate new ways for connecting and creating the compassionate, harmonious, just, sustainable world we long for. What’s your part?
December 13: “Fractals” Spiritual Makerspace Service with Toni Streeter
We will explore the mysterious world of fractal images. Can they lead us to real communication or inter-being with the Earth? We will focus on what we see HERE because HERE is everywhere. Related to everywhere else. Toni is a local artist, member of the Meetinghouse and a resident of Tree Farm Campground in Springfield. Join via Zoom:
December 20: “How the Grinch Saved the Solstice: A Tale for 2020” Our Annual Solstice Service with Rev. Mellen Kennedy and a cast of characters, 4 pm.
Need some light and a lift? The Grinch in his post heart-expanded state has wisdom and antics to share. Join us for carols, a skit, music sharing and candle lighting as we celebrate and bless the longest night of the year and the longest year of our lives. Please bring a candle for the candle lighting during the service and a cup of tea for Social & Teatime after the service.
December 24: “Stories and Carols ~ Christmas Eve Service” with Rev. Mellen Kennedy, Rev. Will Hunter, Julane Deener & the Virtual Choir, 4 pm.
Join us for a cozy evening of reconnecting with the quintessential Christmas message of Light and Hope in unexpected ways and places. Come ready to sing all your favorite carols. Please bring a candle for a candle lighting ceremony. Stay for a social hour. We’re delighted that members of the Weathersfield Center Congregation will be joining us. Social hour after the service.
December 27: “Annual Fire Ceremony” with JoAnn Gaffron-Hargrove, 10 am
Theme: Believe and Resolve As 2020 draws to an end, let us prepare ourselves for the new year with our personal beliefs firmly anchored in our minds, hearts and souls, and the resolve to live what we believe in, no matter what the new year brings. Due to the corona virus pandemic, we need to be flexible this year. The service will be centered in our sanctuary with our fire bowl and candle of renewal, but you will participate virtually on zoom. Please have paper, pen and an envelope handy. During the response time, please share your comments on what 2020 has meant for you.