Water Communion Sunday – The Worship Team, leading
In 1980, two Unitarian universalist women, Carolyn McDade and Lucille Shuck Longview, were asked to create a worship experience for the Women and Religion Continental – Convocation of Unitarian Universalist. As they shaped that ceremony McDade and Longview wanted to create a ritual “that spoke to our connectedness to one another, to the totality of life, and to our place on this planet.” they included a new, inclusive symbol of women spirituality: water. They write that the first water communion was for them “a new story of creation,” add that water was their chosen symbol of empowerment.
In the 42 years since its creation, water communion has become an important annual ceremony in many UU congregations across the nation, including our own. With water always the theme and central element, each celebration of water communion is distinctive. Join the Worship Team as we again commemorate the spiritual and ecological importance of this life-giving element.
Please bring a small container of water with you on Sunday. If you collected water from travels over the last year, or collected some from a favorite local spot, or if your water is virtual from a location you see in your mind’s eye bring it.