Water Communion is a Unitarian Universalist ritual that is held at the beginning of a new school year (which also marks the new church year). The core symbolism of the Water Communion is that we all come from water and are therefore connected. And yet we are individuals, separate from each other. We are separate AND together, the way water scatters into rain and streams and clouds and springs and ponds and puddles and yet flows together again and again, one great planetary ocean. No drop of water superior to any other; all water comes from the same place.
During this service, each person brought a vial or jar of water from a place that is meaningful to them and joined it into a beautiful bowl with the water others brought. We also chose a virtue we want to develop over the next year and named that virtue as we poured our water into the bowl. We blessed the water and used some of it to nourish our garden as a symbol of how we will nourish ourselves and our planet.
Here you will find recent sermons, some audio, some video.