Join us for our cherished Hanukkah Celebration with Spirit of Life UU members, Diana Dechichio and Sue Eckstein.
Hanukkah is not a very major Jewish holiday, but has taken on major proportions here in the United States because of the huge emphasis on Christmas by merchandisers. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means rededication and Hanukkah is celebrated for eight nights during which an additional candle is kindled each night until all the candles are lit.
The Hanukkah menorah is called a hanukkiah and has nine branches; the extra candle is called the shamash and is used to light all of the other candles. Please join us as we celebrate this holiday followed by eating latkes (potato pancakes) and playing the dreydel game.
Share the plate and monthly potluck are also on this 3rd Sunday.
This month’s Share the Plate recipient the University of South Florida’s Feed-a-Bull project, a food pantry and education program established to ensure that all students have enough to eat. Students may have had the benefit of free breakfast and lunches while in high school but that support disappears when they make it to college. USF and the University of Florida have established food pantries and classes to teach students how to purchase and prepare low cost, nutritious meals.
- Wednesdays – Building and Grounds Garden Work Party 8-11am
- December 22 – Hungrytown Service and Concert
- December 24 – Christmas Eve music service, 5:30pm, with Angi Horn
About Spirit of Life UU
Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal and eclectic faith community located at 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa, FL that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives. All are welcome!