Sunday Service begins at 10:30am
December 16th: Jennifer Berit Listug
Music by Star Tom
Lesson: “The Heart of the Christmas Story”
Holiday Carol Singalong and Potluck Holiday Party following service
“Oh that we could always see such spirit through the year!” says a popular Christmas carol. But because of our modern commercially-driven expression of the Holiday Season combined with the unrealistic expectation that it be “the most wonderful time of the year” it is all too easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas and to forget to connect with the spirit this time of year. Jennifer will look at the history of Christmas and explore the message of Jesus to see if we can get to the true heart of the Christmas story.
Jennifer Berit Listug works in book publishing as a writing coach for authors. She is the recent co-author of the book Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action with Dr. Matthew Fox and Skylar Wilson. Jennifer was on the Board of Trustees at Unity in Marin for 3 years, serving as the board president for 18 months. Also at Unity in Marin, Jennifer has been a guest speaker for Sunday mornings, has led Rites of Passage groups for teenagers, and founded a young adult interfaith group committed to conscious connection, community service, and social activism. She is a passionate hiker, reader, writer, and public speaker.
December 23rd: Rev. Margaret Flick
Music by Unity Choir
Lesson: “Hope for the Holidays”
Special Candle-lighting Service
In a world fraught with tension, we look beyond appearances for the good and the God that is always Present. Today we celebrate evidence of love in the world and in our hearts during our service and our candle-lighting ceremony.
Rev. Margaret Flick is Unity of Santa Rosa’s minister emeritus. She believes that prayer, gratitude, compassion, and an open and receptive mind are prime ingredients for a heart-centered, thoughtful, peaceful, and joyful life.
December 30th: Rev. Margaret Flick
Music by Star Tom
Lesson: “Sacred Release”
Burning Bowl Ceremony
Every year in most Unity churches we hold a most sacred ritual, The Burning Bowl. During this service we will release 2018 and its challenges, and envision what we want to create for 2019. Please join us for this beautiful tradition of release and renewal.
Don’t miss these fabulous speakers and musicians!