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Holiday Worship 2018

Join us this Holiday Season for a month of Christmas worship! From pageants to community festivals to spectacular choral concerts, the holidays at First Unitarian Church are a time to celebrate, contemplate, and be comforted by community. We hope you can join us. 


Holiday (No-Rehearsal!) Pageant
Sunday, December 16th, during Sunday service

Join us for a "no-rehearsal" intergenerational pageant as part of Sunday services on December 16th. Do you or your family want to participate? Just show up to worship! Want to help organize? Please email our Director of Religious Education, Shantala Thompson, at dre@philauu.org 


Holiday & Hope Fest
Sunday, December 16th, following Sunday service

Our Holiday & Hope Fest is a great way to celebrate the winter and holiday and renew hope while benefiting the church. Join us after service on the 16th! Want to help make it happen? This year, the coordinators are asking for help in the following ways: 

Please read more about the festival, learn how to participate, and find out what items will be up for bidding during our silent auction!

Stuffing Backpacks for People Experiencing Homelessness
Wednesday, December 19, Sanctuary, 6pm
Join Philadelphia's Bethesda Project to provide urgently needed items for
people without adequate shelter in Philadelphia.

Paul Winter's "Missa Gaia" & Winter Solstice Concert
Friday, December 22nd, 8:00 PM
Join us for a choral performance of the Missa Gaia (Mass for the Earth) to celebrate community, the earth and winter solstice, presented by the Greater Philadelphia Unitarian Universalist Cluster. Suggested donation of $15. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, visit here.

Christmas Eve: Candlelit Service of Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 24, 6:30pm 
Join us for our annual candlelit service to share the ancient story of hope reborn, sing carols, and reflect on the meaning of Christmas in our lives and in the world. Stay after for a reception in the Parish Room. The plate collection during this service will be for the church's pastoral care fund.

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