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Volume 4, No. 7, November 28, 2014
UCNE at Christmas
Happenings Around Unity Church During the Holidays
December 6:  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.
December 6: Annual Holiday Concert and Sing-Along 
  • Join us for the Holiday Concert and Sing-Along, our annual gift to the Town of Easton, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. For more information, contact Richard Hill. 
Rockery Lighting Festival Weekend, December 6th & 7th December 7: Sunday Service
  • Making Room for HopeRev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt preaching. In the lead-up to the winter holidays we wait to celebrate stories we know end happily. But in the midst of life's pain and struggles, it can sometimes be hard to hold onto hope. This week in worship we will hear special music by the Band, sing of our longing for a better world, and reflect deeply on how to make room in ourselves for hope, even when hope seems so far away.

December 7: Unity Church Handbells at Blanche Ames Mansion

December 13: 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 Audrey Davies.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 14: Sunday Service
  • The Miracle of HanukkahCo-led by Deanna Greenstein, Coordinator of Religious Education and Katelyn Haven. In this service for people of all ages, we seek wisdom about hope and resilience from the Jewish story of the miracle of Hanukkah.  

December 18: Annual Messiah Sing 

  • The Annual Messiah Sing sponsored by the Easton Chamber Orchestra of Oliver Ames High School will be held on Thursday, December 18 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: Sunday Service
  • Mary's Yes, Rev. Kristin Schmidt, preaching. The Sunday before Christmas, come for an inspirational service filled with story, prayer, carols, and a sermon about how saying "yes" can empower us to bring hope to birth in our lives and the world.
December 21: Service at 5:00 p.m.
  • Winter Solstice Service, led by Katelyn Haven. Join us as our community gathers to celebrate the return of the sun, and the triumph of its warmth and light, on the darkest night of the year. Make sure to bring something for the communal altar and bundle up! We'll end the celebration outside by making joyful noise to wake up the sun. This is a participatory service for people of all ages.
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. Greg Wolfe joins Richard Hill in this joyous and song-filled celebration of Christmas.
  • Service at 10:00 p.m. 
    • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Rev. Kristin Schmidt, preaching. Come celebrate the birth of hope in the Christmas story, so ancient and familiar, so marvelously new. This traditional and adult-focused service will include readings, carols, prayer, candlelight, the Handbell Choir, and a sermon by Rev. Kristin Schmidt.
December 28: Sunday Service
  • The Annual Unity Church Music Service, led by Richard Hill. Whether you sneak out of a house still filled with holiday guests or bring everyone with you, join us for our annual service celebrating the power of music to communicate what the spoken word often cannot. If you'd like to share your musical gifts as part of this service, please contact Richard Hill.

And Throughout December...


UCAN Colorform Logo 03Dec2012 Unity Church Aiding Neighbors (UCAN) has a wonderful opportunity to partner with the Old Colony Y to help families get a Christmas which they wouldn't have otherwise. 

Old Colony Y staffs shelters in Brockton for many families without the resources to provide their children with Christmas presents.

We will help by getting their families' wish lists and creating a wish list tree at the church. Please consider fullfilling a family's wish and purchase gifts for these children.

Look for more information soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Melanie D'Aiello, or Jennifer Gold.


To see other events, meetings, etc.,

please be sure to go to our online Calendar. 
Unity Church of North Easton
9 Main Street
North Easton, MA 02356