Winter Solstice Celebration Friday, December 22, 2023

Celebrate the arrival of longer days with singing, meditation, candle lighting, and a potluck. This is a family-friendly event & all are welcome. For info:

Friday Dec 22nd
Potluck starts at 5:30pm
Celebration at 6:30pm

Or: join via ZOOM at for the link

Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 707-568-5381

The potluck is a BYOD&U* this year!

*Bring your own dishes & utensils along with your favorite dish to share. Food categories: Entrees, Salads, hot/cold Vegetables, Dessert, Bread or Drinks. Thank you!

CUUPs Maypole Beltane celebration Sunday 11:30 AM

It is that time of the year that makes the leap from Winter’s cold to warm wonderful Spring weather. In other words, Beltane has arrived. It is time to honor our Mother Earth and her fertility as she brings all her plants back from their long Winter sleep.  It is time for a May Pole celebration, hosted by our own chapter of CUUPs, the Covenant of UU Pagans. The children will make their own flower crowns that day in Religious Education as they learn a little Beltane history. We will have some flower hair crowns and Green Man masks for adult dancers. If you have your crown from previous years, wear it with pride that day! We will also need many chanters to sing us around the circle. We will be dancing the May Pole in the courtyard immediately after the 10:30am service ends. For more information: email

Winter Solstice Service December 21, 2022 5:30pm


“Winter Solstice Celebration


Celebrate the arrival of longer days with drumming, chanting, stories, and potluck. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. 
For information contact CUUPs at email: cuups at uusantarosa dot org. 
Potluck starts at 5:30pm
Drumming at 6:00pm
Celebration at 6:30pm



Celebrate the turn of the year with hearty potluck supper followed by drumming, silence and singing. All are welcome at this family-friendly event!

5:30 – Potluck supper / 6:30 – Service

Beltane/May Day

“Hooray, hooray, for the first of May! Outdoor loving starts today!”

Children and adults are invited to join with CUUPS (Covenant of UU Pagans) in the courtyard as we celebrate Earth and dance the May Pole!

For the 11:00 service, come a little early so you can enjoy this too!


Potluck Dinner at 5:30 / Service at 6:30
Service Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Aphrodite Bellochio, C.U.U.P.S
Music by: A bunch of drummers, and everyone else attending!
Now darkness triumphs, and yet soon gives way and changes into light. Our UU Solstice celebration will draw from a variety of sacred traditions and is very family-friendly. Please bring drums! The Solstice service will be preceded by a big ol’ potluck supper.


Service Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Aphrodite Bellochio, CUUPS
Music by: Sadie Sonntag & the UU Choir; Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Breakfast for our Neighbors

Many traditions recognize this time of year, with its falling leaves, as one when the boundary between life and death grows thin. This service will give us a chance to honor our ancestors and departed loved ones, and make friends with the reality of death. An altar will be built. Please bring an image or object that represents a person (or more) who has passed away.