Photos of the Week for January 2, 2024 (and December 26, 2023)

Photos of the Week for January 2, 2024:

Photo of the Week #1

Guest Minister, the Rev. Jennifer Innis, sings the Opening Hymn “Gather The Spirit” on Dec. 31, 2023. Rev. Innis grew up in our church, and is currently the Minister with the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria, IL and the Director of Spirit Play. Her Sermon today was “Becoming Good Ancestors.” (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

A UUCW group – “Addressing Racism” – has recently formed to discuss issues of racism within our community, our country and abroad. They would love to have you join them on this journey. This group meets, live or online, at 10:00 AM every other Friday. Here, on Dec. 29, 2023, Marilyn Martin participates in a discussion on possible programming for the Great Courses’ “How To Talk About Race.” (photo by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #3

In this undated photo from the UUCW archives, Religious Education Director Deb Selkow is shown with her daughter Maia at the Heifer Project in Rutland. (photo by Judy Savage)

Photos of the Week for December 26, 2023:

Photo of the Week #1

Dawn Doud, Soprano, sings “I Wonder As I Wander” during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec. 24, 2023. (photos by Betty Jenewin)

Photo of the Week #2

The Rev. Aaron Payson sings “Minuet Chretians” during the Christmas Eve Candlelight service on Dec. 24, 2023.

Photo of the Week #3

Music Director Matt Johnsen sings Sally Rogers’ “Song for the Solstice,” as part of the Prelude during the Christmas Eve Candlelight service on December 24, 2023. Sally, a Facebook friend of Matt’s, wrote the song two days ago.

Photo of the Week #4

Deb Bonneau plays the Carol “O Come, O Come Emmanual” during the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24, 2023. Fun fact: Some years ago, when Deb was UUCW’s Office Manager, she fielded lots of phone calls from people asking if we had a Christmas Eve service. We didn’t. She brought it up to Rev. Payson, and she helped design the service. Thus our Christmas Eve service was born.

Photo of the Week #5

Kim McCoy sings with the combined choir at the “Ecumenical Christmas Celebration” held at Salem Covenant Church on the morning of Dec. 24, 2023. The Rev. Aaron Payson, the Rev. Cheryl Leshay and Matt Johnsen also participated in the service.

Photo of the Week #6

Annie Armstrong, left, participates in Adult COA (Coming of Age Again) on December 20, 2023. She is discussing her spiritual practice. Adult COA focuses on coming of age again and again and again in our lifetimes.

Photo of the Week #7

Carol Howe talks about the book “Gift from the Sea” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh during Adult COA on December 20, 2023.

Photo of the Week #8

Remember those All-Church drone photos we took back on May 7, 2023? Check it out – here’s one of them. (Drone Operator: Owen Ryan)

Photo of the Week #9

This photo from the UUCW archives takes us back to October 14, 2012 and the second in a four-part series on Conflict Resolution. Susan Crossley speaks at the start of the program, before the Rev. Aaron Payson, right, conducts a workshop on “Listening.”