By Karen Rowehl The Autumnal Equinox – known as “Mabon” to the ancients – is the second of three harvest festivals in the pagan “wheel of the year.” At this peak of the harvest time, we are called to share the ripeness and bounty of the season. Our Fall Food Drive honors this tradition! On Sunday, September 17th, when we… Read More »Sharing the Bounty of the Harvest Season
Seasonal Celebrations Updates
As summer closes in a blaze of (record!) heat and humidity, I look forward to my favorite season: Autumn! Every year I relish in the cooler temperatures and seeing the sun rise as I walk the dog. I was a leaf-pile jumper and a connoisseur of red windbreakers even as a child, and I’ve kept the fall at the top… Read More »What is the Best Season, and Why is it Fall?
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
Spring in Minnesota is a series of first days. The first day you open the window a crack “to let some fresh air in.” The first day you spy a random patch of brown grass in your yard, and the leaves you missed in November. The first day the morning air caresses your face, instead of cutting it. The first… Read More »Spring Equinox Celebration and Brunch, March 19
Purchase Tickets: Tickets for Saturday, 12/17, dinner and program Tickets for Wednesday, 12/21, program We look forward to celebrating the Winter Solstice together! This year, the FUS Seasonal Celebrations Team has planned two slightly different events. Come for one event… or come for both! Saturday, December 17 at 6pm: *Sparkling cider will be provided. Bring your own wine or beer… Read More »2022 Winter Solstice Celebrations & Ticket Info
The harvest is in; the stiff, cold winds heralding winter’s approach have scraped the land and trees bare. At our middle latitudes, the sun sinks ever earlier as the darkness consumes more of our waking hours. As we clean gutters, rake up the remaining autumnal detritus in our yards, dig out heavy coats, and hunt down our shovels, many of us find… Read More »Winter Solstice – Let the Darkness Invite You
Our Fall Food Drive tradition returns in 2022! Please bring non-perishable food items for a collection at our Fall Equinox Celebration Sunday, September 18th. The food will go to Masjid An-Nur, a mosque in North Minneapolis, so no pork products, please! Suggestions for appropriate foods to donate are provided here:
The Autumnal Equinox marks the passing of summer and the arrival of fall. The baking heat gives way to a mellow cool; the deep greens of our world erupt in a cacophony of reds, yellows, and oranges. As the year wanes, we welcome this poignant season, a time of taking stock, of reflection—inevitably reminding us of our own numbered days,… Read More »Fall Equinox Celebration
Our Summer Solstice Celebration is only a week away! The Summer Solstice 2022 ebook provides ideas for family activities, home decor, and meals. Whether you celebrate at FUS or at home, the Seasonal Celebration Team wishes you a Happy Summer Solstice!
After our slow-motion spring this year, it’s hard to imagine that we are already closing in on the year’s longest day … and that thereafter, the days will begin getting shorter! The Summer Solstice actually arrives on June 21 (at 4am, if you happen to be up), but we will get a bit of a jump on the occasion by… Read More »FUS Summer Solstice celebration: Friday, June 17, 2022 — 6:30pm!