Saturday, November 28, 2009

Solstice Service Choir Accepting Members!

An invitation is extended to anyone interested in singing with the choir at the Solstice Service on December 21st at 7pm to attend a rehearsal on Monday evening, December 14th, from 7 until 9 pm in the Pratt Parish Hall.  We will also meet before the service to “warm up” at 6pm.  Contact Jim Houston.

Winter Solstice will be celebrated with a seasonal ritual at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Charles and Franklin Streets at 7 p.m. Monday, December 21. The ritual will include songs, poetry, drama, and symbolic extinguishing of the old year’s fire and lighting of the new.

Join in turning of the wheel of the year. Celebrate the dance of the cosmos and the return of the light. Welcome the New Year. Bless the newborn babes. Give thanks for seasonal blessings. Taste the sweetness of life.

Ancient peoples around the world marked this event—in structures, stories, and feasts. Come and carry on the earth-honoring tradition! Children and infants are warmly welcome.  Food and fellowship will follow in the Parish Hall on Charles Street.

The ritual was created by Patricia Montley, author of In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth (Skinner House Books), whose several op-ed pieces on seasonal holidays have appeared in the Baltimore Sun.

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