Services are held each Sunday at 214 Main Street South (in the First Church building) in Woodbury at 11:15 a.m., unless otherwise noted, followed by coffee, tea and conversation. Note: Children join us for the first part of the service, and then go to Religious Education classes.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 – “You Don’t Know Jack … About Jack” Presented by Ed Edelson and Jack Lander. Many of us know Jack Lander as a member of the choir or for his work on hanging our banners or an occasional lay-lead service. But do you know about his six books (and one in progress) or his many patents or his religious journey. Join Ed Edelson as he engages Jack in a colloquy about Jack’s life and the evolution of his religious journey. The Worship Host is Christine Edelson.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – “Our Longing for Light” Presented by Rev. Linda Hoddy. As we approach the longest night of the year, we surround ourselves with light, a primal urge, related to our realistic fear of darkness. On the spiritual level, light serves as a metaphor for the union of the human spirit with the divine. The East speaks of “enlightenment,” and the west proclaims Jesus as “light of the world.” We light Menorahs, and follow the Christmas star to ward off the darkness, both without and within. Join us as we seek the light without, and within. The Worship Host is Kate MacKinney.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 – “Dancing with Power” Presented by Robert Werme. We are powerful beings, we human beings. Our species is the most successful of the thousands of species that have lived on this planet, evidence of our power. Each one of us is also powerful. We may measure our power in various ways, but the fact remains that each of us possesses qualities, resources, aptitudes and skills that enable us to exercise social, economic and political power. How do you acknowledge your power? How do you exercise your power? Have you named any of your unique “super powers”? Join Robert as he speaks of the conscious and unconscious ways he uses power in his life. He’ll share strategies he’s found helpful in effectively channeling personal power.We can all enrich and expand our lives and empower all our relations. The Worship Host is Christine Edelson.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – “Each Night a Child is Born is a Holy Night” Presented by Rev. Linda Hoddy. We celebrate Christmas through the ancient story of Jesus’ birth, using a format of lessons and carols. Then through modern story, song and poetry, we re-experience and create anew the meaning of this time of re-birth and renewal. Children will be with us throughout the service. The Worship Host is Christine Edelson.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 – Day of Rest and Reflection NO CHURCH SERVICE
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