For the past decade, we’ve held a Winter Solstice service at the church, complete with altar, candles, and a cappella choir. This year we will host A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual on Zoom—on December 19 at 7:00 pm.
We will provide the same music, narration and poetry as you're used to, and you will each provide your own candlelight and altar if desired. We will explore the concept of going into the darkness—accepting it as a cycle of life—knowing that the sun will return again. There’s a line in one of the poems in the ritual that says “A year like no other this was…”. Indeed, 2020!
This year, since we're on Zoom and geography is no longer a factor, we are privileged to have the two authors of the ritual joining us - Julie Forest Middleton will be reading her own poem, and Stasa Morgan-Appel will be singing a solo. This service will be videotaped, but it will only be available for ONE WEEK. It's best if you can be present with us that night. Let’s all gather (virtually), acknowledge the darkness, and leave with some hope in our hearts.
Join us on Zoom for this event: