Let's Reframe the Christmas Story

Dear Friends,  Welcome to December, a most magical and poignant time of the year! I love the chill  in the air, and both the subtle and fabulous color changes in the leaves before the first freeze. 
 
And I especially love sharing the story of Christmas, with all its many facets---each year, I find a new way to view it and a different way that it touches me. I'm so happy to share that with you this Christmas, my first as your senior minister! 
 
We'll explore that timeless tale as it was told in scripture, but also metaphysically and in historical context. No matter what you might believe or not believe about the birth of Jesus, no matter its relevance to you today, I guarantee that you will discover something new for yourself this year. All that is required is an open heart, an innocent curiosity, and a willingness to embrace the mystery! Each Sunday, we will celebrate in word and music the Christmas story---and you will find a childlike joy in the season.
 
Knowing how busy, and a little crazy, this month can be, we are offering a time of quiet respite on Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and 12, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. It will be a come-and-go opportunity, with quiet music and candles, and either Kit or I will be available for personal prayer if desired.If you need to stay later than 7:00 p.m., please contact the church in advance.
 
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, there will be a special labyrinth walk marking the season and the winter solstice. We will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a group meditation, then proceed to the labyrinth to begin our walk together. If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please join us at any time.
 
The church will be closed on the evening of Wednesday, December 26.
 
Many blessings,
 
Rev. Jill