June 13, Flower Communion Sunday

On our annual Flower Communion Sunday, we celebrate the playfulness and delight available to us in the natural world and in community with one another. Rev. Joan will share a reflection ahead of her sabbatical, and we also celebrate our time this past church year with Interim Music Director, Kellie Walker Hart. Let’s join together joyfully for this beloved annual tradition and final worship service of the 2020-2021 church year!

There are several ways to put the “flower” in Flower Communion Sunday:  

  1. In-person Flower Communion Ritual: Sign up for a brief visit to the Church Sanctuary on June 8, 10, or 12. During your 15-minute time slot, you can leave a flower and take a flower in a ritual of giving and receiving and also sit for a few minutes to soak in the peace and beauty of our worship space. Some video snippets and photos will be taken during the sessions to include in the June 13 service. Advanced sign-up is required in order to participate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FAFA62DA7F85-flower. If you have trouble using the online sign-up system, please contact Rev. Joan (ucm.revjoan@gmail.com) to schedule your time. Entrance into the building will be in accordance with our UCM Covid-safety Protocols (masks and social distancing required). More details are on the online sign-up page.
  1. Slideshow: We invite you to take a picture of you/your household holding flowers or posing outside near some flowers. If you’ve never taken a selfie–here’s your chance! Share the picture via email to ucm.worship.arts@gmail.com. The Worship Team will make a slideshow for worship. Your names will be listed as it appears on your email unless you note another preference. If others in your photo give permission, please list their names in your email. (Even with permission we will only list first names of kids / youth.)

  2. Church Yard StoryWalk: Liza’s illustrated StoryWalk version of the first Flower Communion will be in the church yard beginning Tuesday, June 8th.  All ages are invited to stop by at any time during the week and do a small walk around the yard to see drawings of how this Unitarian Universalist tradition was born during one congregation’s spring worship service in Prague in 1923.

  3. Have a flower with you to hold during worship on June 13th. If your video is on, and you join via Zoom, we’ll be able to see you!