On Sunday, Oct. 30, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be “All Hallows Eve: Honoring the Spirits of our Ancestors,” presented by Julie Loar.
She will describe the origins of our holiday icons and symbols and explore Halloween customs and traditions from around the world.
Julie points out that the ever-more-popular American holiday of Halloween, second only to Christmas in money spent and candy consumed, has its roots with the ancient Celts. However, she adds, “This time of year is also celebrated as a time to honor and invoke departed ancestors and spirits in cultures around the world. It is universally considered a time when the veil between the seen and unseen is thin.”
Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, celebrating your ancestors or any other spirit that inspires you.
Julie Loar is religious exploration and programs coordinator at the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, as well as an astrologer, educator and award-winning author.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall and child care will be provided. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn East on Greenbriar Drive off North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.