Christmas Eve UU Service The Light of Jesus (6:30 pm)

ON SITE & ZOOM. Through the gospel, music, stories and poetry we explored the light of Jesus and the meaning of Christmas. Led by Rev. Christina Sillari. Donations collected for CVUUS Discretionary Fund dispersed in collaboration with HOPE. Ended with the traditional lighting of candles and singing of Silent Night.

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Pre-Service Music                  Ronnie Romano, Music Director,                                                              Glendon Ingalls, trumpet and Carol Harden, viola

Bowl           Rev.  Christina Sillari

Welcome and Call to Worship    Ellen Flight               

* Hymn #253            O Come All Ye Faithful      Ronnie Romano             

Opening Words     The Gospel of Thomas  Rev.  Christina Sillari

* Chalice Lighting  (unison– use words on screen)    Ellen Flight

* Hymn #228      Once in Royal David City          Ronnie Romano

Reading   Amazing Peace Maya Angelou     Rev. Christina Sillari

Song                  O Holy Night Dr. François S. Clemmons

Offering  Rev. Christina Sillari     

This service’s donee is the CVUUS Discretionary Fund (dispersed in coordination with HOPE). Please write checks to CVUUS.  Or you can use this QR code.

* Hymn #241     In the Bleak Midwinter  (use words on screen)                       Homily             The Light of Jesus    Rev. Christina Sillari

Anthem  Behold the Wonder of This Night (1998)  CVUUS Choir 

                 Words: Bruce Benson | Music: Peter Hamlin  

* Hymn #251                   Silent Night         Ronnie Romano

Closing words   Rev. Christina Sillari

Postlude            Ronnie Romano and Glendon Ingalls and Carol Harden

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