UU topic: ‘Dia de los Muertos — Honoring Our Ancestors’

By Avalon Haykus
Special to The PREVIEW

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites you to attend a presentation titled “Dia de los Muertos — Honoring Our Ancestors,” with Avalon Haykus, this Sunday, Oct. 30, for its regular service.

Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the central and south regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. The multiday holiday, celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2, focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

In this interactive service, we will share stories about friends and relatives who have passed and who had a major impact on our lives. Come light a candle, share a story and, if you have one, display a photograph of your loved one on our community altar. Children are welcome to participate in this service.

Haykus has been a member of the fellowship since 1996. She has served as steering committee president, religious education coordinator and lay minister and is currently a member of the worship and welcoming congregation committees.

This program reflects the Unitarian Universalist principle of “Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.”

The Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes people of all spiritual belief systems, ethnicities, gender identities and sexual orientations and invites you to enjoy refreshments and conversation after services, which are held Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza. From North Pagosa Boulevard, turn onto Park Avenue; then turn into the Greenbriar Plaza, drive to the east side of the parking lot and look for the Unitarian Universalist sign, facing north. For service recordings and other information, see pagosauu.org. For further details, call 731-7900.

This story was posted on October 27, 2016.