Holidays and Celebrations
At UUCH we celebrate a wide variety of holidays and celebrations during the year that reflect the diversity of our members and friends. Our Lovefeast and Candlemas Service on Christmas Eve is a favorite among many in our community. Other important events include our Ingathering Service each fall, our Easter Sunday celebration of new members and child dedications each spring, and our Coming of Age Service as summer begins. We celebrate the turning of the year as we cast the circle for solstices and equinoxes. We honor our Jewish heritage with a time of reflection and reconciliation during the ten days that connect Rosh Hashanah with Yom Kippur. Each of these special times together give shape to our common life and expression to our most deeply held values.
Humanist Celebrant Services
We are fortunate to have a number of Celebrants in our congregation who are qualified and experienced in conducting the following types of services:
- Memorial Services
- House Blessings
- Child Dedications
Two of our members are Humanist Celebrants: Erdman (Pal) Palmore, PhD, and Allison Mahaley are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies and other rites of passage by the Humanist Society, an affiliate of the American Humanist Association. Either can create a unique wedding ceremony suited to the desires of the engaged couple. Pal can be reached at 919-321-8668, or his Web page Allison can be reached at 336.212.0138 or via email here.