UU Paris Carol Service and Mitten Tree Dec 15 – In the Holy and Close Darkness

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Date(s) - 15/12/2019
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

La Maison Verte (M° Jules Joffrin)


Join us for our annual holiday service with beautiful music, candle lighting, carol singing, and ancient stories of the winter solstice, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Love and hope enters the world in surprising ways in these stories—the longest night and the shortest day; a miracle after a terrible war; and the birth of a baby born in a stable.

With the Rev. Nicole Kirk, from Chicago.

Special music provided by Judith Kohler, our Music Director, Alice Trembllay, soprano, and Valentine Lé, violin.



We meet for worship at La Maison Verte at 127-129 rue Marcadet, 75018.
Music for gathering starts at 10:20 am and the service starts at 10:30 am.

Every year it is our tradition to decorate our “Mitten Tree” with new hats, gloves, and scarves for children. Please bring your contributions to the service. These items will be gratefully received by our host association, La Maison Verte, and given to families in the neighborhood.
Denise Blanc will be bringing homemade Christmas cookies to share during the coffee hour.We encourage everyone to bring re-useable mugs or cups to Sunday services, as UUFP continues phasing out plastic cups at coffee hour after the service.


Dr. Nicole C. Kirk is a historian of American religious history and the Frank and Alice Schulman Chair of Unitarian Universalist History and an Associate Professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Kirk is the author of Wanamaker’s Temple: Religion and Business in an Iconic Department Store (NYU Press, 2018). Her scholarship has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Religious News Service, and Smithsonian Magazine. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Kirk served as a parish minister in Ohio and New Jersey. This is her second visit to UUFP; she led our service in June 2015.


This year’s Religious exploration curriculum is called “Building Bridges”. We will explore different religions around the world. Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

A babysitter will be available for children who don’t want to stay in the service or participate in the lesson.

Katherine Blondel is the coordinator of Children’s RE. You can reach her at katherine.blondel@orange.fr with questions.