Special Holiday Services

Winter Solstice Celebration with the JRUUC Sacred Breath Choir, Heather Yonker, and Rev. Karen
Saturday, December 18 at 5:00 pm
This is an abbreviated virtual version of our annual tradition.  Members of the JRUUC Sacred Breath choir, along with Music Director Heather Yonker, have recorded some of their favorite Solstice music, around which Rev. Karen has woven reflections and meditations.  Please record yourself “passing the light” as outlined in this video and send it to Rev. Karen by December 16 so you can be part of the candle-lighting ritual.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Rev. Karen and Mandy Nachampassack-Maloney
Friday, December 24 at 6:00 pm
Join us for stories and carols to celebrate the story of Jesus’ birth, including singing “Silent Night” by candlelight. We invite you to have candles ready to light in your home.
If you’d like to be a reader for the Winter Solstice or Christmas Eve service, please email Rev. Karen!


“Blue Holidays” Vespers with Rev. Karen
Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm
The winter holidays are usually framed around peace and joy and hope, and if you’re not feeling those themes right now, you’re not alone. You’re invited to this evening service, where we’ll share and ritualize the losses, fears, regrets, and sorrows we’re feeling this holiday season, in the space we make sacred together.

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