Monday, December 20, 2021

Sun. Dec. 19, 2021 ~ Winter Solstice Circles

 Many thanks to all who showed up for our Solstice Circles in the church yard.  We honored the age old tradition of many generations gathering around a fire to share in the delight of songs, stories, and food over the fire as a way to honor the longest night! Ironically, we were all especially savoring the sunshine in the church yard!  Special thanks to Sarah Hooker and Sarah Franklin, past / present members of the Worship and Arts team for their support and assistance.  

Above: Some kids opted to roast apples.    Below: Some kids opted to roast marshmallows for s'mores.  

​​Chalice lighting by Rev. Scott Tayler

In the soft light of this flame may our lives shimmer anew.

May we notice new possibility in those relationships that seem lost.

May the turning of year give birth to a dream.

May the emerging light pull a new story into view.

May what is, give way to what might be.

May we believe again in the world we imagine.

Help us to be the always hopeful

gardeners of the spirit

who know that without darkness

nothing comes to birth

as without light

nothing flowers.

– May Sarton

To Know the Dark by Wendell Berry

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.

To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,

and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,

and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for wanting to post a comment on our page! Since this is a page viewed by children, all comments will be reviewed before being published.

Peace is Something We Do

This piece was written in September 2011, shortly after the floods caused by Hurricane Irene.  I could have written it this week.  At the ti...