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Worship Sunday 12/18

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Worship Sunday 12/18



At UPA we have several opportunities to worship and celebrate the birth of the Emmanuel…

This Sunday, Dec. 18th is PAGEANT SUNDAY! Without question, one of our favorite Sundays all year, Pageant Sunday will include UPA and Auburndale children of all ages telling the story of Christmas. If your child is not yet signed up please be in touch with the office or directly with Pei to be sure they don’t miss participating in this fun and meaningful event!

On Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 7pm join us for our Longest Night Worship when we will lift up the grief and sadness many of us hold especially at this time of year. We will recognize our loss of life, love, and liveliness these past years. And we will focus our hearts to the light that burns amidst our grief.

And then there’s Christmas Eve! Join us at 5pm for an intergenerational service of Lessons and Carols including music from our young singers and bell ringers! Join us at 8pm for a traditional candlelight service of lessons and carols where we will usher in the birth of the Christ that makes all things new!

As I said, so many opportunities to prepare for Christmas and celebrate all that can be through Love. See you Sunday!



Prelude:  “Dawn birdsongs – African honeyguide, purple swamphen, and hoopoe”
Anthem: “Come Rejoicing, Praises Voicing”   12th c. Bohemian carol  
Meditation: “Greensleeves”  trad. English carol

Live Stream Information

We will continue streaming our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. Please share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly. For Zoom login information please contact Pastor Chery Kerr at cheryl@newtonchurch.org.

Note: that we continue to work on streaming as we make improvements to the sanctuary sound system. 

Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link:   https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live

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