We celebrate the in-gathering of our congregation and the beginning of its 2018 – 19 year with our annual Water Communion. Please bring some water from your summer experiences, as well as an object like a photo, seashell, stone, or feather, that’s special to … read more.
Ceremonies and Rituals
See below for a link to Louise’s sermon, readings and chart of correspondences.
Each year, our services include Water Communion, Flower (Earth) Communion, and Fire Communion. With this service, we complete the cycle of the four classical elements with an Air Communion. Come prepared to breathe.
Order of … read more.
How does the universe work? How should we treat one another? What does it mean to create real change?
These are some of the questions our 11 to 14-year olds have been thinking about in their Coming of Age group this year. They will … read more.
The Flower Communion is a central rite for Unitarians around the world. At UCV, it coincides with Mother’s Day, celebrating how our individual contributions to mentoring/parenting/mothering enable our children and young people to grow up and flourish as adults.
Please bring some flowers to share!
In between the closing of the old year and the unfurling of the new, we come together in a ritual of reflection, letting go, and looking forward. Fire Communion is an opportunity to cast the emotional baggage of the old year into the flames and, lighter in … read more.
Today marks the beginning of our 2017/18 congregational year at UCV. We celebrate the event with our annual Water Ceremony where we bring and merge water gathered from our summer journeys.
Please bring some water from travels near and far as we launch a … read more.
Encountering Our Ancestors X
and guests from the past
– November 2, 2014 – 11:00 am –
Music: Mazurkas F. Chopin
Mazurka Chopin via Rosemary Brown*
Mazurka F. Chopin performed by E. Dainow
To celebrate the memory of our ancestors:
A Samhain Invocation** With Mary … read more.