September 13, Ingathering Sunday: Water Ceremony

On Sunday, September 13, we will gather once again as a whole church community into our shared life of worship and spiritual practice. Though we gather from different places, we join together on this Ingathering Sunday to reconnect with one another and to honor the role of water in our lives in our annual Water Ceremony. 

To participate in this service, you are invited to have a vessel of water near you during the service. The water can come from a source with personal meaning to you (or be symbolic of this place). You can also send in a “selfie” photo or short video (5-10 seconds) of yourself with your water or near the source of the water to be included in the service. In your brief video, state the name of the source of your water, for example, “Waters of Curtis Pond.” Send submissions to by Friday, September 11.

Click here to join worship via Zoom. Or, dial (929) 436-2866, Meeting ID: 912 5350 4912, Passcode: 37861.

View or Download the Order of Service.

Mindful Water Path Installation
You are also invited to go to the church grounds to participate in the “Mindful Water Path,” anytime from Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13. The water path will share readings for meditation and stations at which you can choose to share your water. If you’d like to have your photo or video taken at church with your water for inclusion in the Sunday service, please contact Rev. Joan to arrange a time on Thursday or Friday to meet up,