Upcoming Services

December 3rd
“Choosing Hope”
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
This is our theme Sunday, which proclaims “hope doesn’t just promise us that change will come in the future; it also changes who we are in the present. When we believe that a new day is dawning, we don’t just sit down and wait. We get up and go out to meet the light.” But the question is, “Are we listening to everything hope has to say?”- ERS

December 10th 
“Oskar and The Eight Blessings”
Barb Friedland, DLRE, and Friends 
The TJUC Players, featuring our children and youth, joyfully present our annual storytelling service.This family-friendly service will enact the tale of Oskar, a young Jewish boy who is sent to safety by his parents to find his Aunt Esther in New York City. The problem is that all he has is an old photograph of her and an address scribbled on a piece of paper. How will Oskar find his Aunt and what blessings will he encounter during his long journey? Come to this heart-warming service about hope and blessings to find out.  After our service ends, we will welcome a very special visitor. This service includes our mitten tree tradition as well. Please bring mittens, gloves, hats etc. to donate to people in need. The Malvina Reynolds room will be staffed to support our Wee Ones as needed.

December 17th
“Yes, Virginia”
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
One hundred twenty years ago, an eight-year-old girl wrote a letter to which a newspaper editor responded, “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see.” Editors might not be so optimistic these days, of course, but that’s where I want to begin – and no, I don’t know where I’m going with this yet. – ERS

December 24th
“Winter Skies” –
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant
It’s Christmas Eve morning, and our guess is that most of you will be coming tonight for the Candles and Carols service with our choirs and other special music this evening. This morning, I’ll share some stories of winter, but not necessarily of Christmas, borrowing heavily from a service of the same name from a few years ago. – ERS

December 31st
Intentional Sharing
Members, friends and visitors will once again share their thoughts on several topics as we gather in Weston Hall at 11 a.m. Childcare and Sunday school will not be available but children and youth are most welcome to attend.