The Winter Solstice
is observed and celebrated
by people from many cultures, places, and times – both ancient and modern.
All of us experience the shortest day & longest/darkest night, regardless of heritage, faith or tradition.
But we each experience it differently,
and it is not necessarily a happy time for everyone.
led by the Reverend Anne Barker, honours this special time.
Winter darkness and cold can make people feel isolated,
so we gather to help shape our fears into hopeful expectation,
to recognize the gifts that darkness can bring,
and to Share the Light, both figuratively and literally.
We honour ancient traditions
- call the directions,
- hear stories about the Solstice,
- and look ahead,