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Happy Spring Equinox!

Compared to other seasons, winter is a time that we are more likely to choose to stay at home. Icy temperatures, snowy roads, late sunrises, and dark evenings all foster more decisions to not go out and to choose virtual options over leaving the comforts of home.  Although this past winter was milder than usual, many of us have still… Read More »Happy Spring Equinox!

Spring: The Promise of Life

Spring Equinox: in Minnesota, maybe just the first word of this phrase is enough to quicken the pulse, to allow us to relax shoulders long hunched against the cold.  Spring Equinox, coming just days after the deeply clover-centric St Patrick’s Day, is a promise of greenery to come; buds, leaves, flowers will soon heed its call.  Every year, we are… Read More »Spring: The Promise of Life

Winter Solstice 2023 Event Details

First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis looks forward to celebrating this special time of year together! Our Winter Solstice Celebrations begin just one week from today. Below you will find all the important details about the events: our program, the dinner menu, how to purchase tickets, ticket prices, livestream option, and – new this year – the UU Animal Action Team’s pet… Read More »Winter Solstice 2023 Event Details

Animals – A Traditional Part of Winter Solstice

Having grown up in the 1970s and celebrating Christmas at this time of year, my memories of December are filled with singing carols at school and watching Christmas specials on TV. From the many animals gifted in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, to the talking animals of animated specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night the… Read More »Animals – A Traditional Part of Winter Solstice

Storytelling and the Winter Solstice

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE “Traditional storytelling is reserved for the winter months…”  –Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo/Isante Dakota Indian)  Accountings of Ojibwe history tell us that, for the people indigenous to this area, winter was a time for storytelling.  During other seasons, the people’s activities were focused on hunting, gathering, and growing food.  But during long dark nights in a bitter… Read More »Storytelling and the Winter Solstice

Summer Solstice Celebration – Saturday June 17th

What’s the best thing about summer in Minnesota? Some might  say it’s the warm days, some might say it’s taking long weekends, some might say it’s visiting our numerous lakes. (Nobody says it’s the humidity or mosquitos.) But everyone enjoys the long days. And in Minnesota those days are long! Join us to celebrate the longest day of the year with a picnic-style supper, music by… Read More »Summer Solstice Celebration – Saturday June 17th