Season of Darkness

Winter solstice marks the longest night of the year. It also is a time to celebrate that the light is coming back. At this service led by UUFE member Linda Wilcox, we will explore some of the rituals surrounding the season of darkness, and learn one way to begin our personal growth for the coming season of light.

“Winter Solstice Chant” #1063

Welcome  –   Linda Wilcox, Service Leader

Prelude “Still, Still, Still” arr. Jerry Ray

Chalice Lighting  –   Lisa Barry

Opening Hymn   –  “Dark of Winter” #55

Covenant of Our Fellowship (in unison)

At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton, we seek to nurture spiritual and intellectual growth for all ages, and to be actively involved in community outreach and service. Cherishing diversity, and celebrating our oneness with all humanity, we covenant to support each other in the spirit of compassion, respect, and love.

Thoughts for All Ages “The Shortest Day”   –  Sarah Walsh,Coordinator of Religious Education

Meditation “Releasing the Year Behind You”   –  Linda Wilcox

Music “In the Bleak Midwinter” arr. Carolyn C. Setiff

Joys and Sorrows –   Lisa Barry

Offertory “The Holly and the Ivy” arr. Catherine Rollin

Message “Season of Darkness”   –  Linda Wilcox

Board Announcements

Closing Hymn “Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly” #235

Closing Words and Extinguishing Our Chalice

Postlude “Sun, Sun, Sun” George Harrison

PLEASE JOIN US AFTER SERVICE FOR SOME TRADITIONAL YULE/WINTER SOLSTICE SNACKS

Headphones are available for persons with hearing impairments.

Large print hymnals are also available. Please ask the usher for

assistance. Note: Please silence your cell phone for the service.

Music: Abby West Usher: Gayle Scroggs

Sound: Don Barker Tech Host: Emily Cranwell

Greeters: Lynn and Ralph Dolinger and Ann Davis

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