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Sunday, 9/11/2022, 10:30 am
The Gathering and the Rising: the Blessings of Water
Join us for our annual Water Ceremony! Each person will bring a container of water from their home or a place special to them. These individual waters are joined together during the service, reminding us that while we come from different places and bring different beliefs, we–like the water–are part of something greater than ourselves alone. As we celebrate the gifts of water in its many forms, we will also bless the back-to-school season with a joyful Bubble Blessing for the backpacks of our congregation’s children and youth.
All are invited to bring a container of your own water, whether from home, a place you’ve traveled, or anywhere else, and tell us why it’s special to you! Anyone with a child starting school--or who's starting school themself--is also invited to bring along a backpack to be blessed during our Bubble Blessing.
For local participants who plan to attend over Zoom, please leave your water at the church office with a note including your name, where your water comes from, and why it’s special to you. It will be gathered and shared on Sunday.