Hanukkah the subject of UU Fellowship service


By John Graves
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will explore the Jewish holiday Hanukkah, in a presentation by Julie Loar.

She explains that, “Hanukkah, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights,’ is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, according to the Hebrew calendar.  Its story is based on a miracle, where one day’s supply of sacred oil lasted for eight days.”

She adds, “The program will explore the powerful role of tradition in our lives, as well as how encounters with the miraculous can transform us.”

Award-winning author Julie Loar is one of the lay leaders of the Pagosah UU Fellowship and is now chair of the Worship Committee.  She is also the program director for the Archuleta County Education Center.

There will also be a brief ceremony welcoming new members of the Pagosah UU Fellowship during this service.  The children’s program is provided during the main service and centers on the Seven UU Principles.

The main service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.  The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza.  Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.