The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Max Grubb –
This morning we offer you the timeless gifts of worship and community. We promise touching story, beautiful song and time for contemplation followed by a Christmas brunch for any who would like to stay and share a meal. Elaine and Bill Bowen will be preparing scrambled eggs and Bill’s Biscuits and offering orange juice, coffee and tea. You are welcome to bring a dish to round out the meal if you like, though bringing something is not required.
After brunch, anyone who wishes is welcome to stay for an afternoon of games. Bring your favorite game with you! One of our games will be a white elephant gift exchange. If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (homemade or repurposed is fine) and indicate on a tag if the gift would be best received by an adult, youth or child or person of a particular gender. If you are going to purchase something for the gift exchange, please observe a $5 spending limit. Please note – we will have only one service today at 10:30 am. No religious education classes will be offered. Children are invited to attend the service. Nursery care will be available for infants and toddlers.
Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus, Affiliated Community Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen along with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Choir directed by our Music Director Hal Walker and the Tarnished Brass!
6:30 pm A special family friendly service of lessons and carols to welcome the spirit of Christmas into the world.
8:30 pm A special service of lessons and carols to welcome the spirit of Christmas into the world.
We will have a special social hour between our two services with punch, coffee, and cookies. Everyone is invited to stop by Fessenden Hall between 7:30 and 8:30. There will be a fun ornament making activity that we hope children will especially enjoy. This is a special time of year when we celebrate families, express our gratitude and joy for the gift of families, both our church family and our individual families. We hope you will take a few minutes between services to have some refreshments, greet friends and share holiday greetings before going home to your own celebrations.
Please note that the nursery will be open and staffed for infants and toddlers during both services.