September 10: Water Ceremony and Potluck

On Sunday September 10 we return to the normal UU service format with the Water Ceremony.  This is a traditional UU ritual where we celebrate the beginning of the new Fellowship year with a Homecoming theme, marked by this special ceremony.  For the Water Ceremony, folks are encouraged to bring a small amount of water which represents some spiritual or other important moment in their recent lives.  In the service we pool the waters in a common vessel, symbolizing the importance of our lives’ moments to ourselves and by extension to the community.  People write down the meaning of their water on note cards which are then read in a litany at the end of the ceremony.

We also begin again the monthly potluck, held every second Sunday, held at the Masonic Temple across the street from the PAC.