We invite you to honor the upcoming World Water Day by participating in our Water Communion ritual. Bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to you. During our “sermon,” we will have 4 periods of sharing whatever water we have brought. We want to share with one another not only where our water comes from, but share what it means to us—what it symbolizes in our own lives.
First we will have a chance to share water that reminds us that while some have abundance, others struggle in scarcity.
Second we will share water that symbolizes travel, movement and change.
Third we will share water that reminds us of life’s storms: our concerns, worries, frustrations and losses.
Finally, we’ll share water that reminds us of the wellsprings of our lives.
Please don’t worry about which time for sharing is the right time; the great thing about symbols is that they are always open to many interpretations.
The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.
Our water will then be blessed by our congregation, and later returned to the earth in our meditation garden, possibly by our children.