Flower Communion

Bring a flower with you on Sunday, June 7th

The “Flower Communion” is an annual Unitarian Universalist ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Communion was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow.

In this ceremony, members of the congregation bring a flower to the Sunday service and during the service all the blooms are gathered into a shared vase. The flowers are blessed by the congregation and then, the end of the service, each person brings home a flower different from the one they brought. Join us for this lovely annual tradition!

“The significance of the flower communion is that as no two flowers are alike, so no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make. Together the different flowers form a beautiful bouquet. Our common bouquet would not be the same without the unique addition of each individual flower, and thus it is with our church community: it would not be the same without each and every one of us. Thus this service is a statement of our community.”  – Reginald Zottoli

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