2022 Holiday Events


Holiday Craft Fair

Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 10:30 am to 2:00 pm – Community Room

Purchase handmade crafts and holiday gifts while you enjoy refreshments and holiday music. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, send an email to Louise de Leeuw at good4lou@gmail.com


Adopt-a-Family for Christmas

Now through Sunday, December 4, 2022 – On the Patio

Unity is adopting a family for Christmas. Please stop by the patio to pick up a flier with details about the family and what they would enjoy receiving for Christmas. All gifts must be delivered to Unity by December 4th.


Food Boxes for the Monument Crisis Center

Now through Sunday, December 11, 2022 – In the Foyer

Contribute food items to holiday boxes distributed to our neighbors in need through the Monument Crisis Center. We have lists of the items desired and a receptacle for your donated food items in the foyer. Checks or gift cards are also welcome. Make checks out to Monument Crisis Center. Please bring your check or gift card to Unity’s Bookstore on Sunday mornings.


Teddy Bears for Children

Now through Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Unity’s Bookstore

Sunday’s from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Purchase a teddy bear in the bookstore for children in foster care. The bears will be in the Sanctuary during Sunday services soaking up additional love before they are delivered to Children and Family Services in Pleasant Hill. The bears will be given to children receiving foster care in time for Christmas.


Sunday Advent Services

Sundays, November 27 through December 18, 2022 - 9:30 and 11:30 am

Sanctuary and Live Streamed at 11:30

On Sundays we will spiritually prepare for Christmas with the Advent themes of Faith, Peace, Love and Joy. Families and groups will light advent candles and share readings. We will also honor the beginning of Hannukkah by lighting a menorah on Sunday, December 18.


Men’s Group Winter Solstice Celebration

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - 7:30 am to 10:00 am

Dinosaur Hill Park, 901 Taylor Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Men are invited to gather at sunrise to honor the shortest day and longest night, as we transition into winter. Bring a poem or other spiritual reading to share. We will head to breakfast at Giant Chef afterward. Note: Giant Chef is cash only!


Caroling at The Kensington Retirement Center

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 6:00 pm

The Kensington Retirement Home, 1580 Geary Road, Walnut Creek

Each year Unity gathers to spread love and holiday cheer to the folks at the Kensington Retirement home. This is a heartwarming evening of song and joy for all. Please join us! The Kensington is located right down the street from Unity at 1580 Geary Rd, Walnut Creek. Write to music@unityofwalnutcreek.org with any questions.


Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service

Saturday, December 24, 2022 - 8:00 pm – Sanctuary

This beloved service features Christmas carols, beautiful solos, and metaphysical interpretations of the Christmas story. We give our Divine Light to the world as we sing Silent Night together with lit candles in peaceful closing.


Christmas Day Service

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 11:30 am

Sanctuary and Live Streamed on our Website

Let’s come together as one family for this single service on Christmas morning – filled with joy for all ages


New Year's Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony

Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 7:00 pm - in the Sanctuary 
 
Let go of concerns from the past year by writing them down and burning them in the sacred fire, then prepare to create what you want for the new year by writing a letter to your higher self, and it will be sent to you in 2023.
 

White Stone Ceremony

Sunday, January 1, 2023 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Sanctuary and Live Streamed on our Website at 11:30 am
 
Receive a guiding word from Spirit that will serve you throughout 2022 in helping to make decisions, accomplish goals and even realizing more of your Divine self. Write it on the white stone provided.