December 13: Presenting ‘Christmas Tapestry’

The Children and Youth Faith Development Committee presents the Christmas Tapestry as part of the worship service on Sunday morning, December 13, at 10:30. Robin Slaw, Director of Lifespan Faith Development, adapted Christmas Tapestry from the book by Patricia Polacco. The short play features a multigenerational cast of Central Unitarian children, youth, and adults. David Horst, Minister; Matt Anderson, Director of Music; and Peter Horton, Worship Associate, lead this service for all ages. Coffee and conversation follow the service. Childcare for infants and toddlers provided.

When a bad leak ruins the sacristy wall in his father’s church, Jonathan Jefferson Weeks thinks his family’s first Christmas Eve service will be ruined, too. Luckily, he and his father find a beautiful tapestry for sale in a secondhand shop—just the thing to cover the damaged wall and give the church a festive look! But there is more to the tapestry, as they discover when an old Jewish woman who is visiting the church recognized the lovely cloth. It is her discovery that leads to a real miracle on the unforgettable Christmas Eve. Christmas Tapestry is a poignant holiday tale of two families, two faiths, and two lonely people united by a beautiful twist of fate.