September 1st: Annual Water Ceremony

This Sunday will be our annual Water Ceremony. This service is an excellent opportunity to welcome members, friends and newcomers into our new church year. Please bring a small container of water from places that you have been this summer (or even from your own home) and come prepared to share with us some stories about your travels, adventures either home or away from home.

The Water Communion, also called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian-Universalist worship service in the 1980s. Many UU congregations now hold a Water Communion once a year, often at the beginning of the new church year (September). Members and friends bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them (even from their homes). During the appointed time in the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special. The combined water is a symbol of our shared faith coming from many different sources and paths.