Family Friendly Holiday Services

Each year in December the sparkling gems of our holiday worship life shine. I hope you’ll join us for your choice of these family-friendly services:

Winter Solstice Ritual, Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:00 pm

Join in turning of the wheel of the year. Celebrate the New Year and the return of the light. Welcome the newborn babes. Give thanks for seasonal blessings. Taste the sweetness of life. The ritual will include songs, poetry, and symbolic extinguishing of the old year’s fire and lighting of the new. Ancient peoples around the world marked this event—in structures, stories, and feasts. Come and carry on the earth-honoring tradition! Children and infants are warmly welcome. Festive reception in Enoch Pratt Parish Hall will follow. The ritual was created by Patricia Montley, author of “In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth” (Skinner House Books), and long-time member of our congregation.

Christmas Eve Pageant, Potluck and Candlelight service, Saturday, Dec. 24, 6:00 pm

Christmas festivities begin at 6:00 pm with an early service especially for our youngest folk. This service will feature an original pageant, “The Friendly Beasts,” written by church member, Rebecca Wald and starring a host of talented kids. Special thanks to Matt and Monica Hetrick for directing this year! Following this service we will join for a potluck dinner in our Pratt Parish Hall. At 8:00 pm, join us for a candlelight service in the spirit of the Christmas season, led by Rev. David Carl Olson.

Something for everyone of every age! See you in church!

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