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Holidays are a time for traditions, and by nature, we humans are tradition creators and sustainers. But what if we can’t practice our usual traditions this year? What if a loss has made once-happy traditions feel sad? What if no one handed any traditions down to us? Examples abound of how people have dealt with those challenges, so we’ll see how we can enrich our own connection to the past, other people, and the sources of meaning through repeated and treasured practices. You’re especially encouraged to have your own chalice or candle on hand for us to light together. And we resume a much-missed congregational tradition: the choir sings three new pieces!
Special music: The UUCPA Adult Choir and Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano
photo by Christopher Myers, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons