September 3, 2017: Water Communion

Presented by: Don Morishita

water joinThe Water Communion, also sometimes called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service in the 1980s. Members are asked to bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. Symbolic water also will be provided to those who do not bring water with them. 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 to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.

One purpose of this ceremony is an opportunity for us to express our commitment to our 6th Principle: We Covenant to Affirm and Promote the Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for All.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is usually available.

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