UCNE at Christmas
Happenings Around Unity Church During the Holidays
December 7:  Cookie Baking and Historic Tours
  • Cookie Baking for Children and Families at 1:00 P.M. in Parish Hall. Please notify Cheryl Brigante of food allergies and do bring your rolling pin. Contact Cheryl Brigante for more information.
  • Open House and Tours of Historic Unity Church, from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Free refreshments served in the Chaffin Room, contact Susanne Rogers.
December 7: Annual Holiday Concert and Sing-Along 
Rockery Lighting Festival Weekend, December 7th & 8th
December 8: Sunday Service
  • Waiting and Watching, Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt preaching:
    Today's sermon is about the importance of tending our inner lights while watching and waiting for the new world - for which so many have hoped for so long - to be born. Join us as we begin Advent with a traditional Lithuanian/Latvian tale, a well-known parable, energizing music by the Unity Church Band, and of course the singing of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".
 December 8: All Church Visioning Event 
  • Celebrating the Best of Our Past: In this first of three visioning events, we will explore the best of our congregational heritage, paving the way for future conversations about who we are as a congregation and what is possible for our future.
  • So join us after the service, 11:45 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., for a fun and inspiring conversation about what you have enjoyed, valued, and loved most about Unity Church since you became part of our faith community.
  • Everyone, whether you are a long-timer or a newcomer, is invited to participate. A light lunch will be served and childcare will be provided. There is no need to register, but if you have questions about the event please contact Rev. Kristin.

December 8: Unity Church Handbells at Blanche Ames Mansion

December 14: Adult Holiday Party 
  • Join the festivities from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. for our annual holiday Potluck Dinner and Yankee Swap for the grownups. We will also have some great music! Get ready to have some fun! If you're not sure yet what to bring, please contact Susanne Rogers.Holly 2
  • Childcare will be provided in Holly House, from 6:00 P.M. til 9:00'ish P.M.. Please be sure your children have dinner before they come, and do bring extra diapers if needed. If your children bring toys, please be sure to bring only the one's they are willing to share with others :-) .
December 15: Sunday Service
December 18: "The Sounds of Christmas" Organ Recital
  • Richard Hill, Christmas Organ Recital will be on December 18 at 12:15 P.M. at Unity Church.The program will consist of several familiar carol arrangements. For more information, please contact Richard Hill.   

December 19: Annual Messiah Sing 

  • The Annual Messiah Sing sponsored by the Easton Chamber Orchestra of Oliver Ames High School will be held on Thursday, December 19 at 8:00 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main Street in North Easton.
  • Those wishing to sing may bring their own scores and join in the chorus. Listeners are also welcome.
December 21: Celebrate the Returning of the Light: Inter-Generational Circle Ceremony at 6:00 P.M.
  • Winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum elevation in the sky is the lowest. The solstice lasts only a moment in time and has many different names such as "midwinter", "the longest night", "the shortest day" or ""the first day of winter".  The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days.
  • Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied from culture to culture, but in most Northern Hemisphere cultures, a recognition of rebirth involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals, or other celebrations are held.
  • Bring something for the communal alter and bundle up! We'll end our Celebration outside singing "This Little Light of Mine" and some noise making to "wake up the sun". Join us for cookies and peppermint hot chocolate following the service!
  • For more information about this service, please contact Kate Haven.   
December 22: Sunday Service
  • Inter-Generational Lay Led Service For more information about this service, please contact the Worship Committee Chair, Jannelle Codianni. 
December 24: Christmas Eve Services
  • Service at 4:00 P.M.
    • Christmas Eve Family Service, The young and young at heart will delight in this shorter service of lessons, carols, and prayer. Richard Hill and Gregory Wolfe join the Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt in this joyous and song-filled celebration of Christmas. For more information about this service, please contact the Worship Committee Chair, Jannelle Codianni.
  • Service at 10:00 P.M. 
    • Christmas Eve. Come celebrate the birth of hope in the Christmas story, so ancient and familiar, so marvelously new. This traditional service will feature readings, carols, prayer, candlelight, the Unity Church Choir, the Handbell Choir, and a sermon by the Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt. 
December 29: Annual Music Service
  • The annual Unity Church Music Service will be on Sunday morning, December 29 at 10:30 A.M.. All who wish to participate in this service should contact Richard Hill, to reserve a place on the program.


UCAN Colorform Logo 03Dec2012 And Throughout December...


Once again, Unity Church Aiding Neighbors (UCAN) will partner with School on Wheels of MA to raise funds and awareness for children impacted by homelessness, to help them succeed in school and in life. 




Throughout the month of December
, look for the
Giving Tree in the Chaffin Room and in Parish Hall. Take an ornament from the tree and make a donation to help the kids in our communities. Here's just one success story about Darren, the first student supported by SOWMA in 2004.





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Unity Church of North Easton
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North Easton, MA 02356