Holiday happenings at Northshore UU Church

The holiday season is upon us, and we have some special services and events planned through Christmas.

• This Sunday, December 18, at 10:30 a.m., we will hold our annual All-Music Service, which will include the Singing Group and the Family Singers, as well as a variety of selections related to the spiritual, the holidays, and the religious. The Reverend Frieda Gillespie will add special readings and words, and we will all participate in singing seasonal music. Presiding will be Music Director Judy Putnam. The service will be followed at about 11:30 with coffee and fellowship, and our multi-generational Religious Education Program will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m.

• On Thursday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m., we will mark the first day of winter with a traditional Winter Solstice Service. Join us in burning the Yule log. Celebrate by candlelight with ritual, song, and story, and the return of light on the shortest day of the year.

• On Saturday, December 24, at 6 p.m., the church will hold its much-anticipated Christmas Eve Service, which this year is titled “Let There Be Light!” Reverend Frieda will lead an hour of readings and carol-singing, culminating in a candlelit rendition of “Silent Night.”

• On Sunday, December 25, from 1 to 3 p.m., members and visitors will take part in Christmas Dinner with Friends, an annual event that is open to the community. Coordinated by church member Bob Ferris with assistance from many others, this is the 30th anniversary of the dinner.

Visitors are always welcome.