Tidings of Comfort and Joy 2023

Rev. Aaron Payson

The Holiday Season is upon us and we are planning a wonderful series of opportunities for worship, seasonal celebrations, and social events!  We hope you will join us!!

Sunday, December 3 , 10:00 am in Person and Online – Peace, Patience, and Mystery
Our introduction to the season of Advent begins our exploration of our Soul Matters Theme for this month – Mystery.  Join us as we explore the spiritual significance of patience and anticipation.

Sunday, December 10, 10:00 amHow Will We Kindle Our Lights?   Our Annual celebration of Hannukah marks an important time in the year as we consider the mystical significance of light and our role as bearers of light in a world that often seems dark and dangerous.  .

Sunday, December 17, 10:00 am In Person and OnlineThe Pull Together Morning – We honor Winter Solstice with our Annual worship play, this year based on an African tale.  Join us for this worship for all ages.

Sunday, December 17, 4:00 pm in Peron and OnlineA Christmas Carol Revised – Our biggest service of the year to celebrate the Winter Holidays!  Join members and friends as we sing carols, hear the wonderful music of our choir and soloists, and have a ruckus good time!  Those attending are encouraged to dress to celebrate the season including holiday hats, and other attire.  We will gather for our Annual Vespers Tea in Fellowship Hall following the service.

Sunday, December 24, 10:00 AM In Person Only An Ecumenical Christmas Celebration – This morning we gather at Salem Covenant Church (215 Mountain St. East, Worcester, MA 01606, click link for directions) with other congregations in the Greendale Ecumenical Group for an opportunity to celebrate Christmas together.  Come enjoy the combined choir and reflections for the season!

Sunday, December 24, 7:00 PM In Person and Online – Annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Join us for this annual service of carols and lessons as we hear again the old stories with new insights and welcome the spirit of Christmas into our hearts and homes.  

Sunday, December 31, 10:00 am In Person and OnlineHow To Be A Good Ancestor – Rev. Jennifer Innis, Guest Minister – We welcome Rev. Jennifer Innis back to UUCW for our annual visit.  Jennifer is the daughter of Chuck and Wendy Innis and she grew up at UUCW.

Blessings, Aaron