(VIDEO) December 1, “I’ve Been Waiting for a Savior like You”
- Rev. Rob Moore
The calendar tells us it is time for Advent and Christmas. Advent is a time for waiting and preparation. Christian theology tells us we’re waiting and preparing for one Savior in particular. Perhaps instead we are really waiting and preparing for many saviors to come our way. Perhaps you are the savior someone else is waiting for. Come join us as we try to figure out how to be aware of the many saviors in our lives and how to awaken the savior within us for others.
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Welcome to Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
We bid you welcome, who come with weary spirit seeking rest.
We bid you welcome, who come with hope in your heart.
We bid you welcome, who are seekers of a new faith.
Who come to probe and explore.
Who come to learn.
We bid you welcome, who enter this hall as a homecoming.
Who have found here room for your spirit.
Who find in this people a family.
Whoever you are, whatever you are,
wherever you are on your journey,
we bid you welcome.
- Richard S. Gilbert
Horizon By-Laws Rewrite: Introduction
At the January Congregational Meeting, Horizon s members will be asked to vote on a re-write of our By-laws. A task force of current and former Board Members has talked about and worked on the rewrite for almost two years, assisted and guided by Dennis and Lyssa.
The obvious questions are: “Why?” And “Why now?”
The answer to “Why?” is that while our current By-Laws served very well for the first half of Horizon’s 26 years, requiring only one amendment in 1996, they have become cumbersome during our second 13 years, requiring 8 amendments.... - Read more at:
Tuesday Evenings: Buddhist Sangha
7:00 - 9:00 in the portable building. All are welcome.
Buddhist Sangha ("Sangha" is equivalent to a covenant group) is a weekly gathering that studies the Dharma (the teachings of Buddhism.) This is an ongoing exploration of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, the essential teachings of Buddhism. It is participatory and although consistency is encouraged, sessions can be attended on a drop in basis. We welcome anyone interested in a meditation practice. If you wish to come for an orientation, please arrive by 6:30. If you wish to view materials, e-mail Dennis Hamilton at email@example.com or call 972-529-8187. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lively Line Dancing!
Forget your cares and join Nancy Foreman & Tina Ulakovic December 14th in a fun night of line dancing, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. in the Horizon Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome, male and female, any age, whether the dances are familiar or new to you. Fuel for dancing (snacks and drinks) will be provided. The cost for this event will be $5 per adult as it was first offered as an auction event benefiting Horizon. Kids dance free!
Line dancing will continue in 2014 on the 2nd Saturday evening of the month. These events will be free and participants will bring snacks to share.
December 2013, Theme: “Incarnation”
December’s theme is “Incarnation” from incarnate-embodied in flesh. Traditional Christian theology says that the Father god impregnated a maiden and thus incarnated the divine into a human being. Some would say that all of us have a divine spark in us. Buddhism says we are “nobly born” and our task is to realize what that means and how to live it out. Our reflections this month should ask, “Am I realizing my own spark of divinity?” Even more critically, “What am I incarnating? Is it healthy or am I filling my soul with garbage?” And, “Am I standing in the way of my own divinity?”
December 8, “Incarnation” - Lyssa Jenkens, Intern Minister
It is Christmas and, once again, we will gather together to tell stories about the birth of a child called Jesus. Have you ever wondered why we would tell a story over and over, for two millennia, about a god that takes on human form as a helpless baby of very humble birth? A god that is eventually murdered by mortals? This is not the oldest story of divine incarnation but it is one of the more perplexing and provocative versions. On December 8, we will consider our fascination with incarnation in the Christmas story and others that span the ages from antiquity to current, popular culture.
December 15, Choir Christmas Concert: John Rutter’s Gloria
It is always a pleasure to hear our choir perform a great work at this holiday season. This year our Music Director, Stanley Moody has chosen John Rutter’s Gloria. This celebratory work will surprise you and give you a taste of the traditional. The accompaniment is trumpets, piano and percussion, so be prepared for a little bombast. John Rutter is a modern composer whose works are widely acclaimed and appreciated.
December 22 “What Child Is This?” - Rev. Dennis Hamilton
I remember singing “O Holy Night” at church as a boy soprano. Things were so simple then, and holy. Baby Jesus was a magic baby and the story, although odd, was compelling. I think that is when I became a leftist though, favoring the poor and being outraged at the Romans and the Pharisees for selling out and abusing the little people. The irony is that the Church was so much more like the Romans than the Holy Family. Who was this child? What did it all mean for our world? Where was the holy here?
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