Monday, December 25, 2006
This week at uuworld.org: Mayhem and the manger.
Carl Scovel responds to a Christmas card he received from a new minister, who asks: "Why didn't you warn me about Christmas pageants?" (His essay is an excerpt from his Skinner House collection, Never Far from Home: Stories from the Radio Pulpit, a personal favorite of mine.)
From the uuworld.org holiday archives: Michael Timko writes about Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion, Ken Sawyer reflects on what may be the most famous Unitarian Christmas carol, and Patricia Montley suggests that we value the dark of the winter solstice.
In the news, Don Skinner reports that members of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, New York, vowed to cut their holiday spending in half this year, giving the rest to charitable causes. They raised $60,000. And Sonja Cohen keeps her eye on Unitarian Universalists in the media, including congregations that generated press with their winter solstice celebrations. (The magazine offices are closed this week, so Sonja won't be updating the news blog again until January 4.)
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 25 December 2006 at 12:42 PM