Sol Food: Reflections on Hygge for the Winter Solstice

We gather at Yule to invoke the spirit of cosy joy or “hygge.” It may be hot chocolate, a warm fire, familiar carols, or the embrace of beloved family that brings you the sense of comfort and well-being that the Danish call hygge. In this season of isolation and illness, it may be harder to find a sense of hygge than it was in previous winters. Join us on a journey through loneliness to self-care and love, arriving at the heart of hygge with Yule carols and First Unitarian’s annual tradition of welcoming in the Sun! Bring something that is hygge for you – a cup of tea? a warm blanket? – and a paper Sun, if you have one. Come nourish your Sol! Worship leaders are Zia Swim, Piper Swim, Kathryn Winship, Claudine Tong, Ash Kelly, and Tara Miller.

For information on how to join this upcoming virtual worship service, send an email to with SUNDAY WORSHIP in the subject line.

Did you miss last Sunday? You can watch “Upon A Midnight Clear: Insight from Stillness” on YouTube.

Events for Children and Youth on December 20

High School Youth Group Activities

  • 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The high school youth group are taking a deep dive into our UU 7 principles. This Sunday we’ll take a look at the 3rd Principle, “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation.” As usual, we’ll have a time of check-in and a time of centering/grounding. Hope to see you there! Contact Amy or Alex for information on how to join in.
  • 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Join UU Livermore for games and silliness over Discord. Contact Alex for sign-in information.

No Children’s Chapel nor Club UU this Sunday.