On Sunday, June 10, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold its annual Flower Communion service, led by Julie Loar. She explains, “The Flower Communion is a Unitarian Universalist tradition begun in a dark time in Czechoslovakia around 1900, and is now celebrated in many UU congregations in early June.”
Julie adds “The Flower Communion signifies that as no two flowers are alike, so no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make. The different flowers join to form a beautiful bouquet, representing uniqueness, diversity and community.”
People are invited to bring a flower of their choice, from their garden, picked from a field or purchased. Each person will place their flower in the vase at the altar at the appropriate time during the service. Near the end of the service, each person can come forward and take a different flower from the vase. As our communion bouquet would not be the same without the addition of each individual blossom, so our fellowship community would not be the same without each and every one of us.
Julie Loar is the Religious Exploration and Programs Director for the Pagosah Fellowship and the new director of the Archuleta County Education Center. She is also the author of six books and numerous articles.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. 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. All are welcome!