Flower Communion, Jackee Orozco

“I believe that if, on every Sunday morning before going to church, we could be lifted to a mountain-peak and see a horizon line of six hundred miles enfolding the copious splendor of the light on such a varied expanse; or if we could look upon a square mile of flowers representing all the species with which the Creative Spirit embroiders a zone; or if we could be made to realize the distance of the earth from the sun, the light of which travels every morning twelve millions of miles a minute to feed and bless us, and which the force of gravitation pervades without intermission to hold our globe calmly in its orbit and on its poise; if we could fairly perceive, through our outward senses, one or two features of the constant order and glory of nature, our materialistic dullness would be broken, surprise and joy would be awakened, we should feel that we live amid the play of Infinite thought; and the devout spirit would be stimulated so potently that our hearts would naturally mount in praise and prayer.”   —Universalist and Unitarian minister Rev. Thomas Starr King, from an 1863 sermon entitled “Lessons from the Sierra Nevada”

Join us for a celebration of creativity as we share in this beautiful UU tradition.  Flower communion was first celebrated on June 4, 1923, by a Unitarian minister in Czechoslovakia in an effort to bring his congregation closer together. Please bring a flower, and join us in our continued efforts to encounter unity, strength, and beauty in the diversity of our community.

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