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Unitarians to celebrate annual Water Ceremony

By Jean Strahlendorf
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will celebrate the annual Water Ceremony, presented by Julie Loar, an award-winning author and director of the Archuleta County Education Center.

The Water Ceremony is our custom as in many UU congregations and has become a fall ritual of welcoming members and friends to the new church year.

Returning from our individual journeys, we come together in commitment to our 6th Principle that states, “We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world peace, liberty and justice for all.”

We invite each person to share water from some special place you have visited or water representing your personal journey. In the service we will pour the samples of water into a bowl to co-mingle, much like the energies of the congregation and world. The symbolism embraces the universal nature of water and the cycle of life. Additionally, we welcome the children as they return from summer vacation and join us in the Water Ceremony.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.

This story was posted on September 5, 2013.