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June 4th, 2023, 10:30 AM
“Beauty Calls Us Together:
100 Years of the Flower Ceremony”
Rev. Charlotte Arsenault
The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Čapek of Prague,Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Mája Čapek, Norbert's widow.
In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they're redistributed. Each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.
There will be a potluck following service. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options are always needed and enjoyed. Contact Jane with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18th, 2023
“The Mūl Mantar:
Sacred Teachings from Sikhism”
Rev Charlotte Arsenault
Join Rev. Charlotte as together we learn more about the Sikh faith and specifically, the Mūl Mantar, the opening verse to the most holy Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. In only 13 words, this opening verse lays out the central beliefs of the faith, which has a significant amount in common with Unitarian Universalism.
June 11th, 2023
Connecting with the Heart of Your Journey.”
Rev. Avril Maynard
We live in a highly secularized, mechanized, and informal society. In most spiritual traditions, the Heart is thought of as the seat of the soul and the center of consciousness. How do you connect with awe and deep joy on a regular basis? Where do you invite ceremony and ritual to enhance the mundane? Join Reverend Avril to help you connect with your heart as more than a muscle.
June 25th, 2023
“2023 General Assembly Worship Service”
Rev Charlotte Arsenault
We will gather at 10:30am to enjoy a light breakfast and fellowship before we begin the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregation’s annual General Assembly Worship service- the largest communal UU worship service occurring each year. This year’s speaker will be the Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti serves as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a co-editor of "Conversations with the Sacred: A Collection of Prayers" (2020) and the 2018-2019 UUA common read, "Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment."