December Holiday Happenings

Children's Christmas Choir
Wednedays, December 5, 12 and 17 • 3:00 - 5:30 pm • CommUnity Room
 
The Unity of Walnut Creek Children's Christmas Choir will be rehearsing in the Community Room every Wednesday starting December 5. Since each family has its own after-school activities, children can arrive anytime during that period.  The actual rehearsal will only be for 20-30 minutes. Choir members are also expected to practice at home Spirit of Christmasduring the week. send a text message to Mirabai Bangs at 925-457-4303 to sign up your children.  Please include your child’s name, parent’s name, and your best contact cell phone number.
 
On Monday, Christmas Eve, December 24, the choir will meet in the sanctuary for an onstage 4:15 pm rehearsal. Parents can socialize in the Community Room during the rehearsal. After the rehearsal, parents can enter the sanctuary and save seats for themselves and their children. The children will be provided a healthy snack while they wait for the Christmas Eve service to begin, which will be at 5:30 pm. Children should be dressed in their Christmas best! Choir directors Mirabair and Steve Bangs look forward to working with your children and sharing the joy of Christmas!
 
Volunteer at Christmas Meal for Families in a Shelter  
Saturday, December 8 • Lunch time
 
Join others from Unity to make the holidays brighter for the families and friends at the Central County Interim Shelter in Concord. Serve, sing and decorate to help create a festive space for the residents. For more information call or text Lani Lee at 925-705-2924.
 
Christmas Caroling
Thursday, December 13 • 6:00 pm • The Kensington, 1580 Geary Rd., Walnut Creek
 
Enjoy a magical evening as we share our favorite Christmas songs with our friends and family at the Kensington Retirement Home. Meet in the Kensington parking lot at 6 pm and help us bring cheer and joy to the residents.
 
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 16 • 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the CommUnity Room
 
Enjoy an alternative shopping experience with crafts and art created by our own artisans. Free hot apple cider! Read more...
 
Winter Solstice Celebration: Dancing in Your Radiance & Light
Friday, December 21 • 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
 
Jennie Landfield and a tribe of wonderful artists create a fun, magical and sacred evening, to celebrate the light and love that is who we are!  Deeply relax with beautiful live music, guided meditation and song. Bathe your heart in a bliss-inducing Sacred Sound Ceremony of crystal singing bowls, flutes, gongs, chimes and ancient instruments.  Participate in a multimedia art installation of light! Enjoy special video, comedy, spoken word and dance. This festive evening concludes with joyous celebration, a “Potluck of Light,” (please bring a contribution!), art activities and a DJ for expressive, ecstatic dance! Experience the light that is YOU!  $20 suggested love offering.  Email Jennie for more information.
 
Men's Group Winter Solstice Gathering
Saturday, December 22 • 7:15 am at Dinosaur Park, Pleasant HIll
 
Welcome the sun on the shortest day of the year, and usher in the winter season, the "seed time" where we move inward into quieter contemplation. Read more...
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Monday, December 24 • 5:30 & 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary
 
Join us for either or both of our beautiful candlelight services this Christmas Eve. The 5:30 service is geared toward families and children, and includes the children’s choir. Both services feature Christmas carols and other sacred music, the Christmas story creatively and metaphysically told to herald the rebirth of the Christ within us, and our tradition of culminating the service with the entire congregation singing Silent Night while holding individual candles with a special affirmation to take home.
 
Come early for the 7:30 service or stay after the earlier service to connect with your community over delicious snacks provided by our Youth and Family Ministry team. 
 
New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony
Monday, December 31 • 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
 
It’s time to let go of all those concerns from the past year. Release them, burn them up, and prepare to create what you want for the New Year. Intend the new, write it down, and it will be sent to you in late 2019 to remind you of the new creation you have called forth.