Holidays and Traditions
Throughout the 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 Celebration of Samhain
Possibly the biggest festival of the Witches’ year, Samhain is a time to remember those who have passed on, celebrate the summer’s end and prepare for winter months ahead. The Sun gGod and earth fall into slumber, as the nights lengthen and winter begins.
Samhain means “End of Summer”, and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat.
It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands.
This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 7PM at the church. Weather permitting, the ritual will be outside. You may wish to bring pictures and mementos of ancestors, and beloved pets, a drum, a dish to share for the potluck following, and , if outdoors, a chair or blanket to sit on.
ALL ARE WELCOME!