In 1980, two Unitarian Universalist women—Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview—were asked to create a worship service for the Women and Religion Continental Convocation of Unitarian Universalists. What they created eventually evolved into the Water Communion. Today, the Water Communion is a celebrated UU tradition across the country.
As is our tradition, we will start the new church year with a Water Communion. Please bring a small amount of water representative of a place that is special to you. One by one each of us will pour our water into a large bowl and explain why this particular water is special to us. The combined water is symbolic of our caring community. Past presidents of our congregation will share readings from different faith traditions and sources of truth. “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.”― Rumi
Service planned by Nicky Ozbek.
Please join us for coffee and fellowship after the service.