December & Holiday 2018 Events

Holiday Dedications & Poinsettias: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, & 21

The holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate the people we love. The Flower Team is offering the opportunity to remember those with a donation for a poinsettia. Each plant is $25, and dedications will be listed in the Christmas Eve programs. Days when envelopes will be available and collected are: November 25, December 2, 9, 16, and 21.

Puget Soundworks Concert: Sunday, December 2, 2:00 pm

Don’t miss this glittering, warm, witty and powerful concert by the region’s newest mixed LGBTQ chorus directed by Eric Lane Barnes. Delight in new takes on traditional tunes, pay homage to holidays past and be inspired by pieces created specifically for the chorus. From “O Holy Night” and “Immigrant Jesus” to “Bittersweet Tango” and “Porque Dios Ha Nacido,” the repertoire is as beautiful and diverse as the singers themselves. According to Artistic Director Eric Lane Barnes, “We will encourage the audience to laugh, to feel, to think, to weep, to absorb beauty, to laugh again, then leave feeling emboldened by what they’ve experienced.”

Puget Soundworks is an inclusive singing community where all people’s voices are heard through energizing performance and social action. Performances are guaranteed to be an eclectic mix of music from the heart. Special thanks to our Founding Sponsor The Court of Seattle Organization. This concert is presented as a fundraiser for East Shore Unitarian Church.

Cookies & Carols: Friday, December 7, 7:00 pm

Eric Lane Barnes will lead us in caroling during the evening! We will have all of your favorite songs, and sing our hearts out. Bring your favorite cookies to share. All ages are welcome!

Annual Holiday Music Concert: Sunday, December 16, 11:00 am

Today is our annual holiday music extravaganza. Come to be inspired and entranced by our musicians.

Gingerbread House Making: Sunday, December 16, 1:00 pm

Join us for this fun multigenerational event open to all who love to decorate gingerbread houses! We will have tables set up and ready to decorate houses to take home. Bring a dish to share so you can fill up on more than just sugar! Cost is $15 for each gingerbread house kit. Please order yours here by December 10. This event has always been fun for ALL ages!

Winter Solstice Celebration: Friday, December 21, 7:00 pm

Please join us for this wonderful gathering to celebrate the return of the sun on the longest night of the year, with worship, ritual, music, stories, and a circle dance, followed by a soup and bread potluck. Please join and bring soup, bread, cookies, or juice to share. An East Shore tradition that is not to be missed.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services: Monday, December 24, 4:00 & 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with story, music, and song led by Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer.