What can we do, individually and together, "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, ... promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"?
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland and the Patuxent Friends Meeting join in a candlelight Christmas Eve service at the Meetinghouse, 12175 Southern Connector Boulevard, Lusby, MD 20657-2856.
Chalica 4, Advent 4, Solstice, HumanLight, Christmas, Hannukah - As we celebrate so many holidays and holydays this week, we remember and celebrate the Fourth Principle of Unitarian Universalism. This principle: "A free and responsible search for truth and meaning" calls us not to be isolated and self-centered, believing that our single perspective trumps all others, but rather to be humble, to be open to the great mysteries of truth and meaning that life offers. And those mysteries may speak to us through our own intuition and experience—but also through tradition, community, conflict, nature, and relationships.
"Rejoice that with the sun, we are reborn.
Small candles against the dark, yet before them flees the night.
Turn, turn again toward the Sun and shake off Winter's weary hold.
Bleak death cannot command the Light.
The Dance, released, begins anew; we return once more to life."
Celebrate the winter solstice with quiet singing and a special candle lighting ceremony among fresh greens. After the service enjoy holiday treats and happy conversation.
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Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 24400 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood MD 20636
"I have a dream that ... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marching onward, together.
(UUs at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, August 2013)