Upcoming Sunday Sermons
The Battle for Christmas
Sunday, December 11, 10:15 am
Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader
Worship Associate: Barbara Walker
Given current controversies over language and “the holidays,” you might not know that Christmas has not always been accepted as a legitimate religious
holiday in America. Come hear some of the stories of how Christmas became a beloved and sacred holiday in our country, and how Unitarians and Universalists
led the way!
Annual Holiday Choral Service
Sunday, December 18, 10:15 AM
Gloria by John Rutter
West Shore Choir; David Blazer, Director of Music
With Rev. Patricia Hart
One of the highlights each year is our annual holiday choral concert as part of the B. NeilDavis Artist Series. This year, our West Shore Choir will perform
the “Gloria” by John Rutter. This work was commissioned by the Voices of Mel Olson and first performed on May 5, 1974 in Omaha, Nebraska under the
direction of the composer. Our own resident percussionist, Andrew Pongracz, will be on timpani and great friend of West Shore, Mel Csicsila, will provide
the remaining percussion parts. We hope you will enjoy this special holiday concert.
The Darkest Night
Thursday, December 22, 6:30 pm
Rev. Patricia Hart, Worship Leader, and UU Pagans
The holiday season arrives with sparkle and happiness, in a time of growing darkness and sometimes grief for what has been lost in the year just ending.
Take an hour amid the over-charged bustle of the season to connect with the strengths we find in the darkness of life, and in anticipation of the return
of the light. A contemplative service of poetry, meditation, and music.