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. We are delighted to welcome back Emerson musicians including Mim and Ed Freiter and Beth Hill. With fiddle, flute, harp and other instruments, their music moves us from the dark silence of the quiet earth to a hopeful call for the return of the 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.
Following the service, please join in the merriment in The Gathering place, with cookies & sweets, Wassail, and maybe even a little dancing. Please consider bringing some goodies or helping to set up the refreshment table.