Join Cindy Fesgen and Dianne McRae for a New Years service and ceremony where we let go of the old year and welcome the New Year with hope. Have a roll of toilet paper, pen, and chocolate handy for the ritual!
Speaker: Dianne McRae
In this year of separation, it is especially important that we intentionally renew our connections with one another. The water communion was originally created in 1980 by Unitarian Universalist women who wanted to shape new ways of practicing religion. They were looking for new and … read more.
A Christian mystic of the 14th century, Julian of Norwich, lived during one of the worst centuries of human history, including the black death pandemic that wiped out millions of people, famines, floods, war, and corruption. In her writing, she addressed what she believed … read more.
The Cross-quarter Day of Brighdt or Candlemass, halfway between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, is still in the dark of Winter, but starting to be noticeably brighter. What possibilities live in this young year? What paths do we chart? What wisdom do we bring … read more.
We stand in the gateway to a new year, in a moment of reflection as we remember the past and imagine the future – memories of difficulty and triumph (and most of all, of those times of endurance, keeping on, and life-in-the-middle). Today we remember … read more.
Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? But what a glorious connection of our fundamental and undergirding aspiration of “Respect for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part” with the quality of beauty that lets us transcend the view of … read more.
The Spring or Vernal Equinox celebrates the beginning of the “Light half” of the year, when daylight is longer than night in any 24 hour period. We celebrate the beginnings of new growth in the Earth all around us, the return of birds from their … read more.
At the multi-generational celebration called Imbolc, half-way between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, we pause to notice the return of the light and to plant the seeds containing the possibilities of this young year, asking the questions, “What paths do we chart?” and “What … read more.
This is a celebration of the mystery of time, its manifestations in our lives of past, present, and future, and of taking stock of all of these aspects of our existence. Join us to toast both joys and sorrows of the past year and to … read more.
It will be a celebration of the Pagan Sabbat, one of our series of services in the round where we see one another in community. Jessica and Dianne will coordinate the rich stories that tell more of the mystery of our lives as humans on … read more.