A Season of Gathering

By Wendy Weiss, Programs and Membership Coordinator membership@westsideuuc.org


And here we are, the third week of November—the quiet before the holidays. We’re beginning the beginning of the process of closing out 2019. In a few weeks we’ll be in December, looking back over a year well spent. We humans have all sorts of customs to mark this time of year and the passage of time. So many celebrations for so many holidays that fall between now and the New Year. Calendars get full as the decorations get hung, and we look forward to these winter moments together.


Westside celebrations are listed below so you can save the dates and plan on attending and participating in your favorite holiday traditions:


Sunday, Nov. 24

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Kids Club during the service: Gratitude

• Adult RE—Earth Magic, Indigenous Wisdom, 12:30-1:30


Sunday, Dec. 1

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Bread Communion

• NURSERY CLOSED, all children in the sanctuary. Thank you to our nursery caregivers! Enjoy your holidays with your families!

• Compassionate Conversations, Handling the Holidays, 12:30-1:30


Sunday, Dec. 8

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Kids Club during the service: the 6 Sources of Inspiration

• Adult RE—Starting Point, The 6 Sources of Inspiration, 12:30-1:30


Sunday, Dec. 15

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Hanging of the Greens, Annual Holiday Party, after the service

• Potluck during the party


Sunday, Dec. 22

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Winter Solstice Spiral

• No Kids Club

• Adult RE—Earth Magic, Winter Solstice, 12:20-1:30


Tuesday, Dec. 24

• Christmas Eve Service, 7p


Sunday, Dec. 29

• Spiritual Practices, 10-10:30

• Celebration of Janus Service

• NURSERY CLOSED, all children in the sanctuary. Thank you to our nursery caregivers! Enjoy your holidays with your families!


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