Saturday, November 20, 2004
Chrismukkah in a UU congregation near you.
Thanks to GetReligion, I now know about the O.C.-inspired holiday Chrismukkah. Merry Mishmash, everybody! Bonus chalice points to anyone who finds a Unitarian Universalist congregation that plans to celebrate the season using this new name. Super bonus points to the congregation that finds a way to squeeze "kwan" or "zaa" into the name, too. Triple super bonus points to the congregation that shoehorns "sol" or "stice" in as well. And the grand prize will go the congregation that finds a way to do all this and hold a Chrismukwankahstice Eve candlelight service that never once uses the scaaary word "Jesus." Entries must point to congregations that are apparently not making fun of their attempt to be all things to all people; the congregation must be mishing and mashing in earnest. Entries may be submitted any old time.
Will it be Boston's own Arlington Street Church? I attended the worship service there two years ago tomorrow: Rabbi Berman preached a really fascinating sermon about the Jewish influence on the Pilgrims' feast day we now call Thanksgiving; weirdly, the choir performed a complete mass that day, with the "Credo" sandwiched between two halves of the Jewish sermon about Puritanism. In my experience, ASC is a UU church where the whole is somehow less than the sum of the parts, but your mileage — as in all things Unitarian Universalist — may vary.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 20 November 2004 at 12:55 PM