Holiday Services at UUC, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, Service of Solace, 7–8 p.m. in the UUC chapel or via live stream;
Thursday, December 23, Family Holiday Service, 7–8 p.m. online only, but there will be a “watch party”;
Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 9–10 p.m. in the UUC chapel or via live stream;
Sunday, December 26, Intergenerational Service, 11:15 a.m. only, in the UUC Chapel and via live stream


Rows of lit tealights and three lit pillar candles in an otherwise dark place

Wednesday, December 8, Service of Solace, 7–8 p.m. in the UUC chapel or via live stream

Watch the recording of this service.

Please join our annual Winter Service of Solace for a meditative evening of music, candle lighting and reflection. The holidays can be a particularly poignant time for anyone who is grieving a loss or missing a loved one around the dinner table. This service is designed to hold space for grief during the holidays and is also open to anyone needing an evening of respite and reflection from some of the forced cheer of the Christmas season. The hope of this service is to provide people a place just to be and have their hearts held.

This service is open to the community—bring a friend who might be in need of some solace this season. Free childcare is available. Email care@uuchurch.org to register your child. You can join in person at UUC or attend via livestream at https://www.uuchurch.org/service-of-solace-live-stream/.

This event is organized by UUC’s Care Team and Rev. Beth Chronister.


Drawing of four kids in a Santa Lucia procession

Thursday, December 23, Family Holiday Service, 7–8 p.m. online only

Watch the recording of this service.

The Family Holiday Service will be pre-recorded and broadcast at 7 p.m. on December 23 this year.

This worship service combines our annual Family Candlelight Service and Family Holiday Service, and will include the nativity story, Santa Lucia, prayers for peace, and readings. Music by the UUC Bell Choir; IGC; Miriam Gnagy, soprano; and Dwight Beckmeyer, piano. The live stream will be in a post at the top of our home page (uuchurch.org) at 7 p.m. on December 23. Click here to see the Order of Service.

Adults and kids reclining on pillows watching a computer screen which shows a UUC nativity tableau

Family Holiday Service Watch Party: 6:45 p.m. via Zoom

Come in your PJ’s and bring your favorite cozy beverage! The Watch Party Zoom room will open at 6:45 p.m. We’ll start with some silly, winter-themed, icebreaker games and have conversation while we wait for the service recording to drop. At 7 p.m., we’ll watch the service together via Zoom. After the service is done, participants are welcome to stick around for more games and conversation. UUC members and friends of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. Click here to register for the online watch party.


UUC chancel decorated with poinsettias, candles and a tree - 2014

Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 9–10 p.m. in the UUC chapel or via live stream

Watch the recording of this service.

UUC’s traditional Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols and individual candle-lighting. Music by Cecilia Archuleta, violin, and Dwight Beckmeyer, piano; Miriam Gnagy, soprano, and John Carrington, harp (via video) and the UUC Loft Choir (via video).

Click here for more info and live stream link.


Service bowls of food on a long table

Sunday, December 26, Intergenerational Service and Holiday Potluck Brunch, 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel and via live stream

Watch the recording of this service.

On the Sunday following Christmas, we will have only one service at 11:15 a.m. led by Rev. Beth Chronister and Aria Curtis, UUC’s Family Ministry Coordinator. This service will be intentionally intergenerational.

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel plans for a potluck brunch following this service, due to concerns around the rapid spread of the latest pandemic variant. But we’ll have some fun together nonetheless, including one last chance to show off your best (or worst) holiday sweaters!

Click here for more info on this service.