The Christmas spirit is in the air, with several special events and activities happening this month around our church!
One of my favorite activities at UUCVH is our annual gift-giving to foster children within the system of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Even though it is only once a year, it is a good feeling to know we may help Christmas to be a little brighter for these children. Our Social Action Circle sponsors this project along with several others. In fact, December is a month with five Mondays, which means we will be serving dinner at Ascencia homeless shelter on December 29. Please talk to Jerry Buchanan if you are interested in helping.
It will be “deck the hall” after church on December 7, when we get out all of our greenery and tinsel to get ready for the holiday season and our Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13. After you enjoy the salad luncheon, get in the holiday spirit and help decorate the “hall”! And please join us for much fun and merriment at the party/potluck dinner!
Winter Solstice will be celebrated in verse and song on Sunday morning, December 21. Let this morning be a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and a time to feel centered in celebrating the beauty of nature in this season.
Christmas Eve is always a special and lovely time at our church. I hope you will join us on this special evening for the short service and festive refreshments in our warm and cozy Friendship Hall! If you have family or friends visiting, consider bringing them along join in the festivities.
Wishing you a warm and enjoyable holiday season!