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Seasonal celebrations

At First Unitarian Society we celebrate the cycle of the seasons:  the spring equinox, the summer solstice, the autumnal equinox, the winter solstice.  Seasonal celebrations are ancient cultural phenomena that help define a community and shape our lives as individuals. They reflect our understanding of the world and through them we affirm our values and bring meaning to our lives.

We celebrate the changing seasons through inter-generational, participatory events incorporating music, poetry, theatrics, dance, reflection, food, and festivity. Various traditions from our agrarian past are re-cast to create holiday celebrations with modern sensibilities.

Team members plan, recruit others, and participate in all aspects of each seasonal event. First Unitarian Society attendees can join the Seasonal Celebrations Team with our monthly meetings. People can attend regularly to aid in planning events or volunteer sporadically as they are able for one particular event to help behind the scenes or participate as a performer.  Whether a regular part of the Team or a sporadic volunteer, First Unitarian Society attendees contribute their skills to help with one or more aspects of the festivities (e.g. food, costumes, promo, music, reader, etc.). The Seasonal Celebrations Team is a fun and meaningful way to be engaged with the First Unitarian Society.

News

  • Spring Equinox 2022 Ebook

    Our Spring Equinox Celebration is only a week away! The Spring Equinox 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 Spring Equinox!

  • Spring Equinox Celebration

    Join us on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. CT! Celebrate the arrival of Spring, Sunday, March 20th!  Bring the whole family for a festive morning at FUS. Our “Pageant of Spring” assembly will feature our customary children’s procession, salutations from Spring’s Air, Fire, Water and Earth, Time for All Ages, and poetry readings… Read More »Spring Equinox Celebration

Dates

Dates for the spring equinox, the summer solstice, the autumnal equinox, the winter solstice, and Lammas change yearly.

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