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  • By Jennifer Johnson
    These are anxious days. Hair-pulling, hand-wringing days. We are bombarded from all sides with new and unprecedented developments. Grave...
  • By Ben Soule
    Now has come hard winter, With whip of wind and slash of snow and the diamond-bright stars in the black ice of the heavens. Just as we...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    The winter solstice is a time to look back upon our ancestors, gather our family and friends close, and rejoice in the return of the sun...
  • By David Breeden
    The Solstices teach us that darkness comes, that darkness goes. The Solstices teach us that light comes, that light goes. The Solstices...
  • By Samuel A Trumbore
    In this time of long nights and short days, let us seek the light within … by contemplating, through our mind’s eye, the image of a candle...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    As December opens up before us, we welcome in the gift of reflection. We turn toward our holiday celebrations and search for common threads...
  • By Robert R Walsh
    The light green shoots of blossoms-to-have-been are out of sight under the drifting snow. Gale force winds are rattling the old house. The...
  • By Ruben Piirainen, Suzelle Lynch
    Sheet Music (PDF) In the darkness of the winter, quiet hearts beneath the sky, we are waiting for the daystar and a holy newborn’s cry...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December twenty-third, “O Holy Night” (1855). The first English translation of "O Holy Night" was by Unitarian minister John Sullivan...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December twenty-first, the Winter Solstice. (The point along the Earth’s annual solar orbit when the northern hemisphere is at its furthest...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December twentieth, first of Elliot’s Ariel Poems, “The Journey of the Magi” (1927). "Magi" is Unitarian T. S. Eliot’s first of 5 Christmas...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December nineteenth, "The Many Moods of Christmas” (1963). Robert Shaw was best known as the conductor of his namesake Chorale. In its day...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December eighteenth, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (1962). Amid the anxiety of the Cuban missile crisis, Unitarian Noel Regney wrote the text...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December Seventeenth, Rod Serling’s Christmas Specials (1963). Though Jewish, Rod Serling always loved Christmas (maybe because his...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December fifteenth, the First American Christmas Tree (1832). Unitarian Minister Charles Follen delighted his son and party guests with a...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December twelfth, Christmas Day is Clara Barton’s Birthday (1821). Clara Barton, Universalist and founder of the American Red Cross, is a...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December tenth, Christmas Scenes in "Little Women" (1868). Unitarian Louisa May Alcott wrote over a dozen Christmas-themed stories and...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December ninth, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (1849). "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” was written by Unitarian Minister Hamilton Sears...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December eighth, first Christmas Tree in the White House Blue Room (1912). From the New York Times, December 26, 1912: "With the President...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December sixth, The Modern Look and Lore of Santa Claus (1863). Universalist Thomas Nast produced over 70 illustrations of Santa. It is...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December fifth, "Jingle Bells" (1857). First performed at a Thanksgiving event by the Sunday school children from the Unitarian Church in...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December third, Currier and Ives (1834). Founded by Unitarian Nathaniel Currier, the Currier and Ives Printing Firm published an annual set...
  • By Ralph Yeager Roberts
    December first, "Over The River And Through The Woods" (1844). The song "Over the River and Through The Woods" is based on a poem by...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    In the bleak and cold winter, We gather ourselves in To light the fire to warm our spirits, To kindle the flame of love and hope.
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    For the sound of bow on string, Of breath over reed, Of touch on keyboard; For slants of sunlight through windows, For shimmering shadows...
  • By Deborah Weiner
    Oh spirit of life and love, We pause for a moment on this snowy day to reflect on the changes one week can make in our lives. We celebrate...
  • By Aaron Payson
    Oh Beloved, Can it be that another year has passed? Wasn’t it just yesterday when we heard such familiar music, when these well-worn...
  • By Mark Stringer
    As the year winds down to its close And we are submerged once again In the seasonal darkness we have come to know so well, We have reason...
  • By Amanda Poppei
    My friends, we have arrived. We are here, in this new year. We have crossed the boundary of time, into the next year, with all its...
  • By Andrew Pakula
    May you know fully and deeply the blessings of each of your heart's seasons The inward turning of Winter Springtime's lush renewal The...
  • By Kay Montgomery
    February is not for the faint hearted, I think. It is so exceedingly ordinary, having neither the romance of spring nor the bravado of...
  • By Lucinda S Duncan
    God of life and beauty: We pray for the quietness of snowflakes, knowing that love is quiet. We pray for the kindness of small acts,...
  • By Annie Foerster
    Come we now out of the darkness of our unknowing and the dusk of our dreaming; Come we now from far places. Come we now into the twilight...