Minister: Rev. Clare L. Petersberger
A Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Services

 Spiritual Theme of December: What Does It Mean To Be People Of Hope?

December 3

9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

 The Great O's

Rev. Clare Petersberger

The spiritual question for December is "What does it mean to be a people of hope?"  Today's worship service explores this question not in terms of baseball (Sorry Baltimore Orioles fans) but in terms of how people have, for centuries, marked waiting for the rebirth of hope through a particular song. Which of the great O's in this song will speak to your heart this year?


December 10

9:30 and 11:15 AM


It Takes Only One Candle

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Spice Kleinmann

Today we reflect on hope in ancient and contemporary stories of Hanukkah.  Where do they point us to sources of hope today?



December 17


10:30 a.m.

Welcome, Yule!

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Joyce Duncan, Tracy Hall, The TUUC Choir, students in our TUUC religious exploration ministry

Susan Cooper writes how at winter solstice, people sang and danced to drive the dark away.  In keeping with these old traditions of reveling with friends and family on the shortest day of the year, this morning we enjoy a single multigenerational winter solstice celebration filled with music and dance, poetry and theater.  We give thanks for our community to shine the light of hope and the warmth of love as the earth pauses to tilt toward the sun again.

December 24

10:30 a.m.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Tracy Hall

This Christmas morning we celebrate how Unitarians imagined/reimagined the ancient story of Christmas in stories, poems, and song.  How do their interpretations speak to our own understanding of this ancient story in 2017?

 December 24

5:30 p.m.

 December Spirits

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Joyce Duncan

In our Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Service we honor the importance of light to so many December holidays and think about the origins of feelings we associate with "inner light" -- hope, love and peace.

December 24

7:30 p.m.

To My Heart There Came A Whisper

Rev. Clare Petersberger, Tracy Hall, The TUUC Choir

Shepherds are an important part of the ancient nativity story.  Yet you rarely hear someone say, "I hope I get cast as a shepherd in the Christmas pageant."  Perhaps this has something to do with how shepherds were originally viewed.  Tonight we look at the role of shepherds in the ancient nativity story and how their role has been reimagined and become more hopeful and hope-filled over the centuries.

December 31

ONE SERVICE AT 10:30 a.m.

To Be Announced

Lay Worship Associate Sunday