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Visit our Music in Worship page to find out how you can take part in the UU Wellesley Hills music program this month. 

DECEMBER 

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary
Rehearsal - Adult Choir
All singers, returning members, and especially new members are very welcome! We would love to grow the ranks of our dedicated Adult Choir. Come see how fun choir can be!!  Click HERE for more info. 

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, 6 pm in the Sanctuary
Skylark Ensemble: A Century of Carols

This year, King's College Cambridge celebrates the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a service broadcast around the world on Christmas Eve, and for many, a centerpiece of the Christmas musical season. Skylark, recently nominated for two GRAMMY awards, will offer a rich collection of carols that have been a part of this service over the last century, with a particular focus on carols that have become mainstays of this service, or that were sung at particularly meaningful times in world history since 1918. 

Skylark, “the cream of the American crop” (BBC Radio 3), is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London), “exquisite...thrilling” (Gramophone Magazine), and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer). 

Sunday, December 23 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary
Multigenerational Holiday Insta-Pageant
The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason will lead worship.  Beautiful Christmas music is provided by Suzanne Cartreine, Director of Music and the UU Wellesley Hills Adult and Youth Choirs. Fellowship Hour and Cookie Swap follow.

Sunday, December 23 at 11:30am in Parish Hall
Cookie Exchange
As you are able, please bring 4 dozen cookies to parish hall before the service.  All are welcome to enjoy the cookies after worship regardless of whether or not you brought cookies.  For those bringing cookies, please provide a list of ingredients.  You will be provided a festive box to put your favorites in and bring them home to share with your friends. This is a great way to have an assortment of cookies without having to bake them all! Extra cookies will be shared with Bristol Lodge.  Email the church office HERE with questions. 

Sunday, December 23 during Fellowship Hour in Parish Hall
Equal Exchange Coffee & Treats Sale

Fair trade coffee & treats will be available for sale.  All proceeds benefit UU Wellesley Hills youth programming/activities.  Please consider stopping by the sale table; you will be supporting our youth along with perpetuating fair-trade practices. Find UU Wellesley Hills on the Equal Exchange website HERE!

Monday, December 24 at 4:45pm in the Sanctuary
Carols & Candlelight Christmas Eve
We begin with an extended prelude of beautiful choral and instrumental Christmas music.  Come early to get a good seat! Music provided by the UU Wellesley Hills Choir, Organist and Director of Music Suzanne Cartreine, and guest brass ensemble.  The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason will lead us in a traditional service of carols and lessons. The evening culminates in lovely candle lighting in the Sanctuary. Please bring a small plate of cookies to share after worship.

COMING IN JANUARY 

Sunday, January 6 at 12:30pm on the sidewalk front of UU Wellesley Hills
Black Lives Matter Vigil

The UU Wellesley Hills Advocacy and Witness Interest Group, an initiative within our social justice programming, invites you to stand with us against white supremacy and for racial justice and human rights. We will be holding our monthly 15-minute silent vigil in recognition that Black Lives Matter, beginning in the courtyard. For more information, please visit the Advocacy and Witness page on the UU Wellesley Hills website HERE

Thursday, January 10 at 7:00pm in the Chapel
UULC Film: “Come Sunday”

Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Bishop Carlton Pearson, a Pentecostal megachurch leader whose 40 year ministry ends when he is branded a heretic for abandoning his belief in hell.  As we explore the Touchstones theme of Grace, this true story speaks to the power of Universalism.  Based on a 2005 episode of This American Life.  

Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm in Rice House
Pride Movie Nights @ UU Wellesley Hills
For our next Pride Movie Night, we will be screening “Desert Hearts.” Set in Reno, Nevada in 1959, this movie tells the story of a university professor awaiting a divorce who finds her true self when she meets a free-spirited younger woman confident in her romantic and sexual attraction. Watch the trailer HERE.  We gather at 7pm in Rice House, and the movie starts at 7:15.  Join us for popcorn, entertainment, and a facilitated discussion following the film.  ALL are welcome!!  Find the entire Pride Movie Nights @ UU Wellesley Hills schedule HERE.