Holidays and Traditions
Throughout th year, we celebrate the major holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
We also celebrate Samhain, Ostara and Yule and other Circle of the Year events. However, as Unitarian Universalists, we have our own unique set of celebrations and traditions that we observe including Flower Ceremony and Water Communion.
Upcoming Holidays and Traditions will be listed here, on the calendar & in the newsletter.
Circle of the Earth CUUPS Chapter Celebration of Samhain
As October turns to November, Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans across America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning “Summer’s End” and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. For many practitioners, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual new year.
This year’s Samhain ritual will be held on Saturday November 3, 7PM at the church. Weather permitting, ritual will be outside. You may wish to bring a chair or blanket, and a dish to share at the pot luck. We also encourage you to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones who have passed over, be they two, four, or other legged ones! These to be placed on the altar as we take this time to honor our ancestors in all their forms.
ALL ARE WELCOME!