Sunday, November 2, 2014: “Dia de Los Muertos — Celebrating Life Through Our Departed Loved Ones”

Host/Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Greene
Mexicans have a celebration over All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days  (beginning November 1st and ending on November 2nd ) called Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Many Americans are unfamiliar with this joyous approach to remembering those who have gone before us—we perhaps miss an important part of life’s joys and sorrows if we neglect to recall the joys we have known through our departed loved ones having once been in our lives.

We will reflect on the mourning and—more importantly—the great joy that comes from being human. An important part of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration is an Altar of Remembrance. We invite you (and your children) to bring a small item or items (pictures, a small treasured possession once owned by your deceased loved ones, a treasured note or letter, etc.) to place on our altar, something that reminds you of the happiness of having had a certain person or persons or even a loving pet in your life.

All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days—the veil between worlds is thinnest, we are told! So, let us pay close attention to the condition of our own souls, reaching out in compassion, over time and place.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Magic Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to listen to Rev. Elizabeth Greene discuss this topic.

The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship meets every Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone Street West in Twin Falls.

Newcomers are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the front of the building. Child care is available.