Appreciation & Flower Sunday

Appreciation & Flower Sunday

June 04, 2017
Rev. Justin Schroeder

Flower Communion is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Please join us for worship at 10 a.m.!

It was a ritual originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Rev. Capek wanted to bind people more closely together after the devastations of WWI. The ritual needed to be inclusive of all who attended his church, and the many different worship cultures represented in his pews. The traditional Christian communion service with bread and wine was deemed too Catholic, but there was something there. Communion is a sacrament, a visible sign of an invisible truth, that salvation is available and community is holy. So Rev. Capek turned to the native beauty of the countryside for elements of a communion which would be genuine to the congregation he served. Everyone brought a flower, representing the wholeness and beauty found in their individual lives. Then the flowers were arranged in bouquets signifying when individual gifts and lives are gathered together in faith, a holy community of beauty and transformative power is made real.

This year we celebrate Flower Communion, and we will take time to give thanks and recognize all the many different ways each of you have lent your gifts to the bouquet of church life.

Please bring a flower or two for Sunday’s service and a sense of appreciation as we take time to honor the many acts of integrity, service, and joy that go on in our church every day.

Order of Service: June 4 Order of Service

Listen to the Call to Worship and Homily:

Offering Recipient: Good in the Hood (give here)

Music: First Universalist Choir

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