Sunday 9 December, 10.30 – 11.30 am: December Festivals of Light

Join us as Laura Dobson explores common themes in the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, Pagan celebration of Yule and Christian celebration of Christmas. We will also look at the modern Unitarian Universalist celebration of Chalica:

Created by Unitarian Universalist Darlene Marshall in 2005, Chalica is an invitation to spend a day with each of the UU principles, reflecting on their meaning and doing a good deed focused on each one. The celebration starts on the first Monday in December and ends with the service the following Sunday.

The 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles – adult version:
1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person
2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

The 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles – children’s version:
1. Each person is important
2. Be kind in all you do
3. We’re free to learn together
4. And search for what is true
5. All people need a voice
6. Build a fair and peaceful world
7. We care for the earth

Followed by a congregational meeting – an informal chat, chance to raise any issues, make suggestions, etc. with the committee. All welcome.

chalicachalica candles