In 1872 Unitarian Julia Ward Howe began advocating the creation of a “Mother’s Day for Peace.” Her original concept has completely died out. The history of Mother’s Day reminds us that it is more than a day for flowers and pancakes. It’s a time to highlight the aspects of motherhood that are not usually visible in the greeting card aisles. In 1923 Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia created a symbolic ritual to bind people more closely. His original concept has flourished and spread throughout Unitarian Universalism as a living tradition celebrated each spring. On Sunday, we ask that you bring a flower or two as together we remember a “Mother’s Day for Peace” and symbolically bind people together with our Flower Communion.