8th Annual No-Rehearsal All-Ages Nativity Pageant!

ON SITE & ZOOM. Many joined our family-friendly service in which ALL were welcome to take part in our joyful story with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, angels, animals, wise ones, and our *newest CVUUS members*. We provided costumes for all sizes or wear your own. Or your could just watch and sing along with the carols.  We heard Richard Hopkins (bassoon), Janie Wulff (flute), and Carol Harden (viola) play seasonal carols for us as prelude, with our Choir and during a special social hour with holiday goodies.  Ended with lighting of candles and singing of Silent Night. Led by Dir. of Religious Exploration, Poppy Rees.

Overview: This Pageant tells the nativity story through a Unitarian Universalist lens. As the story unfolds, people are invited to join different groups and go get costumes. The players enter and stay in place on the stage, being part of an emerging final scene. Two 7th grade narrators tell the story and a few tiny lines spoken by players are written on cards that they read. The Pageant will be the middle of a Sunday service filled with music, light and as many words spoken by kids as is possible.

Proposed “8th” UU Principle: Dismantling Systemic Racism: Still not clear about what this is all about and what it means for CVUUS? Come to a discussion with Rev. Barnaby starting in the Blue Room 15 minutes after the start of Social Hour.

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”