Holiday Music Service “Music, Mystery & Meaning” – December 10, 10 am — Mystery can open our hearts, renew our spirits, and transform our lives. In the presence of beautiful music and singing, let us come together to celebrate the gifts of mystery! Featuring music by the UUCW Adult Choir, the UUCW Philharmonic, and more! Invite your friends for a marvelous experience of how Unitarian Universalists celebrate the season.
Blue Holiday Vespers – December 14, 7 pm – The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for many people, it can also be a time of sadness, loss, and loneliness. Join us for a quiet evening of meditation, music, and readings to help you connect with your emotions and find some solace with others.
“Love is our Religion” – December 17, 10 am
Our guest speaker, Rev Charley Earp, will reflect on the new provisional covenant and its declaration that love is at the center of all we do as Unitarian Universalists. Kaleidoscope will perform harmonious music.
EarthSpirit Winter Solstice Ritual – December 21, 7 pm – We honor the moment when the night is longest here in the northern hemisphere with darkness, drumming, stories, and a powerful earth-based ritual to “call for the sun’s return.” Bring your drums and shakers. Children who are able to enjoy a dramatic, hour-long worship experience are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians. Through ritual, storytelling, singing, silence, and reflection, our Earth Spirit worship services help us tune in to the seasons of the earth.
Christmas Eve Service “Let the Mystery Be” – December 24, 10 am and 4 pm
On this day when Sunday and Christmas Eve unite, we again encounter the age-old story, always as if for the first time. It’s God incarnate; but just how is it that the holy enters our human lives? In the presence of music and candlelight, let us simply bask in the mystery. The Multi-generational Christmas Choir will sing for the 10 am service while guest soloists will perform for the 4 pm service. Children and youth are welcome to participate in the 10 am service. Childcare is available for the second service starting at 3:45 pm however, children are always welcome to stay in the service.
“Love Meets a New Year” – December 31, 10 am
It is said that love has the power to set us free. As we enter 2024, several UUCWers will reflect on when or where they have encountered love as a liberating force.
All services are available in-person at 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield, and online at uucw.org/livestream