Throughout th year, we celebrate the major holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
We also celebrate Samhain, Ostara and Yule and other Circle of the Year events. However, as Unitarian Universalists, we have our own unique set of celebrations and traditions that we observe including Flower Ceremony and Water Communion.
Upcoming Ho lidays and Traditions will be listed here, on the calendar & in the newsletter.
CIRCLE OF THE EARTH CELEBRATION OF YULE
Yule is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day. Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, the sun’s “rebirth” was celebrated with much joy. On this night, our ancestors celebrated the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth. From this day forward, the days would become longer.
Please join us as we celebrate Yule on Friday, December 22, 7PM, at the church. Pot luck following. Please bring a dish to share.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
HANGOVER PARTY DETAILS
When it came time to plan the ESUUC Holiday Party last year, we agreed that we were all holiday’d out by the second week of December. So we decided to plan a Holiday Hangover party in January instead! We had such a great time last year, we’re doing it again!
RETURNING FOR THIS YEAR:
–White Elephant Gift Exchange! Be ready to trade something (hopefully ridiculous) you received as a gift that you won’t ever use for something you probably also won’t ever use!
–Hangover Wine Punch! Bring all those partial bottles! Nothing makes ya punchier than leftover booze!
–Leftover Holiday Food Spread! Partial cheeseballs! Half-empty cans of nuts! Cookies you’d like to re-home! Here’s your chance to spread the snack wealth!
–Other Food! It would also be nice to bring a favorite party recipe you’d like to share that HASN’T gone funky, right?!?
–Non Politically-Correct Games! We are the most PC religion out there–let’s take a break and play Cards Against Humanity! (and other grown-up games, too!)
NEW THIS YEAR:
–Ugly Sweater Contest! Who best models the Hell No of the High Holidays? YOU DO! Winner gets a seasonally sad (as in pitiful) door prize!
–Still no kids. There will be dirty language and soused and saucy adults, if all goes as planned. Kids don’t need to see that, no matter how naughty they’ve been!
QUESTIONS? Direct queries, insecurities, bald-faced lies, heaps of praise, and requests for clarification to Melanie! Cheers!