Celebrating the Circle of the Year
As children of the earth, we are subject to its annual cycles of light and life. And so we gather to celebrate the equinox, to acknowledge the cycles of change in the natural world, and to celebrate our place in the universe and in nature.
Midsummer has been the occasion for celebration since ancient times. We celebrate the cycles of the earth, the season of summer, and our place in the natural world. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, we will celebrate the energy and fullness of the season with readings, meditation, and music.
Autumnal Equinox Celebration
Informal, participatory service to celebrate the arrival of fall. You’re invited to bring a reading, memory, or music about fall or the changing seasons. If the weather is nice, we’ll have the service outside.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Once again, the earth turns in her orbit, shortening the days and lengthening the nights. During this time of darkness, we gather again to reflect on what gifts come to us in times of darkness. What lies waiting for you? Come, join us for a family-friendly evening of music, readings, and candlelight as we honor the darkness of winter and celebrate the return and warmth of the life-giving sun. As with many ancient traditions that used fire and candles to call back the sun, our service includes lighting a circle of candles all around the Sanctuary.
Vernal Equinox Celebration
We pause to reflect on this point of balance, embracing the coming season of hope, renewal, and fresh energy. You’re invited to contribute poetry, reading, story, or music to our informal service (outside in the courtyard).