Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, 2023.
Our very first Ten Thousand Villages Holiday Sale & Bazaar is coming up on the weekend of December 2 and 3! Ten Thousand Villages will be setting up in the Great Hall and offering their global fair-trade goods with 15% of proceeds benefiting Heritage UU Church. This will be complemented by a variety of booths offering handmade items, holiday treats and wreath making.
If you are interested in setting up a booth, please contact Bernadene Zennie at:
Consider volunteering to help at the Holiday Sale and Bazaar. You can learn more and sign up at this SignUpGenius page.
Image: Ten Thousand Villages store in the O’Bryonville neighborhood of Cincinnati.
Image courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages.
Sunday, December 10, 2023, after the service and potluck.
If you’ve been at Heritage any longer than 12 months, you know that our sanctuary transforms during December into a beautiful celebration of the season, with a giant Christmas tree, a wreath for our beloved round window, and festive greenery all around. This year, we are combining the decking of the halls (er, of the sanctuary) with our monthly potluck lunch, so be sure to stay after the service on Sunday, December 10, for food, fellowship – and tree trimming!
This is a fun-filled time for children and adults (of all ages) alike. Wear your best Christmas sweater (if you dare), bring your Christmas playlist, bring a dish to share for the potluck, and get in touch with your inner elf as together we turn our sanctuary into a winter wonderland in preparation for our holiday pageant and Christmas Eve services. The whole family will enjoy this special time in the life of the church. See you there!
Image: Christmas Tree Setup, 2022.
Image courtesy of Jaime Castle.
On Sunday, December 10, bring a dish of food to share with all, and join with others in a meal and conversation after the worship service. This month, we have a special treat in store. You are invited to eat your fill and then gather in the sanctuary as we put up—and decorate—our Heritage Christmas tree!
Thursday, December 28, 2023.
Two events starting at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively
Poetry Workshop, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Imagine stepping into a forest glade at twilight and finding—what, exactly? Experience “Forest Vespers,” an imaginative guided meditation tailored specifically to writers, meant to generate inventive and unexpected images, phrases, and ideas. This workshop welcomes writers of any style and experience level and is led by poet and former Heritage Church member Erica Minton Reid. There will be an opportunity to share at the end of the workshop, with no pressure to do so.
A donation of $10 is requested for this fundraising event only. Please register here: https://huuc.breezechms.com/form/10a539 and include “poetry workshop” in the comment line. Your registration is a tax-deductible contribution to Heritage UU Church. Thank you!
After the workshop there will be a break for dinner.
Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 6:30 p.m.
All are invited to a reading featuring former Heritage Church member Erica Minton Reid, winner of the 2023 Donald Justice Poetry Prize for her debut collection Ghost Man on Second; and Dick Westheimer, a father and gardener living in SW Ohio who has taken up poetry to make sense of the world. Both Erica and Dick have published poems in Rattle and other poetry journals. Erica’s and Dick’s readings will be followed by an open mic.
Image courtesy of Viktor Hanacek via picjumbo.
On Sunday, January 14, bring a dish of food to share with all, and join with others in a meal and conversation after the worship service.
On Sunday, February 11, bring a dish of food to share with all, and join with others in a meal and conversation after the worship service.
July 1-3, 5, 2024: morning and afternoon camps.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Learn more at the vendor’s website: Classroom Antics.