We won't be putting up an actual tree this year, but we will be creating a two-dimensional paper tree for Bard Hall's window! If you'd like to help decorate that tree, print out the PDF, decorate the ornament and/or paper chain strips, cut them out and return to church. You can drop them off at the Holiday Drive Through or drop them in the Main Office mail slot no later than noon on Dec 19, 2020.
Day of the Dead has been an important celebration for so many of us for the last few years. I have felt grateful for the opportunity to share with this congregation this holiday during worship. And I know this is a meaningful service for so many of our Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latinx members. An affirmation of our culture and an opportunity to honor our beloved dead in community. The pandemic has already prevented us from gathering and celebrating so many occasions together: Easter, Pride, Pachamama, and more. For our services and some rituals, we have tried new virtual ways to recreate them. But, leading a Day of the Dead service online didn’t feel right to me this year.
Saturday, December 14, 1 pm — 4 pm, Border Field State Park. 1 pm — 2 pm Walk and talk to park. 2 pm Orientation. 2:30 pm Programming begins. 4 pm Return walk. For information please contact Karla@firstuusandiego.org.
Sunday, December 8, 9 am, Bard Hall. Shop local and handmade for your holiday gifts, in turn raising money for Young Adult and Campus Ministry Program scholarships and supporting church members and friends who are artisans and craftpersons. Vendor registration is now open to UU community. If you wish to participate or have any questions, please contact Eva Garcia-Mayers at (619) 905-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 6, 6 pm, Bard Hall. Join us for community, crafting, and merriment at this family friendly tree decorating party and sing-along!
Sunday, December 1, 5:30 pm, Bard Hall.
You are welcome to explore waiting, the ancient Advent theme. Topics will include "Why Wait or the folly of impatience" and "What are we waiting for (How we are enriched by waiting.)" In addition to presentation and discussion we will enjoy singing some traditional Advent songs. You are invited to bring finger foods to share. Paper products and beverages will be provided. “Advent is a time to slow down the hectic pace of life and get in touch with our longings, hopes and dreams.”
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