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
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