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In a beautiful and moving ceremony at the first Sunday service in
January, we remember relatives and friends who have died during the
year, and we celebrate births, adoptions, and dedications of children.
As we speak the names of loved ones who are gone or those who have come
into our lives, we light candles in sconces around the church.
service, with deep
roots in the Christian tradition, commemorates the Last Supper
celebrated by Jesus prior to his crucifixion. Held the Thursday evening
before Easter, it is the one service of the year in which communion is
The Passover Seder
Unitarian Universalism draws
the Judeo-Christian traditions of this country. The Passover Seder is
opportunity to honor one of the most important festivals from our
heritage. The Seder is a ritual dinner that celebrated the Exodus of
Jews from Egypt. We tell the story by reading the Haggadah, we share a
meal of Passover dishes from around the world and we have fun! The
is a high participatory event for everyone in the church. We have a
great collection of recipes and readings and welcome new additions.
Easter Sunrise Service
6:00 a.m. on Easter
Sunday, we gather with members of Littleton’s First Baptist Church
and Congregational Church for a joint sunrise service.
twice a year, new
members are formally welcomed into the church family. In this ceremony
new members receive a certificate of membership.
Religious Education Sunday
this service, the
children are recognized for their accomplishments in the Sunday School
and their teachers are honored for their service.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
The Sunday evening before Thanksgiving, the Baptist, Catholic,
Congregational and Unitarian Universalist churches of Littleton present
a joint ecumenical service. Led by all the ministers, the service
features reflections by lay representatives on a common theme. Hosting
the service rotates annually among the churches.
The Yule service continues an ancient celebration at the
Solstice. On the longest night, as winter
begins, the light is reborn—and so are life and love and the
promise of returning spring. This is an
intergenerational service open to all ages.
Our tradition is to involve as many of our children as possible in the
play depicting the birth of Christ. From our youngest school age
children to our young teens, the pageant has become a cherished holiday
memory. Planning for the event begins in November. While our goal is to
find a way for any child wanting to participate to do so, there are
times that a lottery system is used to determine roles. There is at
least 1 rehearsal scheduled before the pageant. The church is
packed for the pageant, so come early.
Eve Candlelight Service
The Candlelight Service features the Ceremony of Light, in which the
sanctuary is darkened and each
person holding a candle passes the flame until the
entire sanctuary is again filled with light. This service also includes
readings and carols sung by the congregation and choirs.
FCU takes a summer holiday from regular Sunday morning services during
July and August, however there are opportunities to worship together.
Soulful Sundown Services
Traditionally we have two Sunday evening vesper services, one in July
and August. These services are generally unconventional and
Joint Summer Service
Traditionally, on a Sunday morning in early August, First
Unitarian joins the Harvard and Stow UU churches for our annual joint
summer service. Normally there is a “pick-up”
choir and refreshments are served after the service. The
congregation hosting the service rotates among the three
churches. This service is an opportunity
to celebrate our UU
heritage and renew friendships.