On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold its annual Water Ceremony, led by Julie Loar.
She points out that, “Many Unitarian Universalist congregations have an annual tradition of celebrating this ceremony early in the fall as a ritual of welcoming members to a new church year. Though these services vary greatly from congregation to congregation, they are generally an excellent opportunity for Unitarian Universalists to express their commitment to their Sixth Principle: ‘We Covenant to Affirm and Promote the Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for All.’”
Loar explains that, “Throughout the year, UU members collect samples of water from various places, ranging from vacations to homes. At the service, the samples of water are placed in a bowl and allowed to intermingle, just like the energies of the congregation and the world. The symbolism embraces the universal nature of water and the cycle of life. The rejoining of many waters can also symbolize the rejoining of the congregation after summer travels.”
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, and child care will be provided. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.