The DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church exists as a beacon of liberal religious thought and practice. Amid the challenges and changes of a chaotic world, we aspire to proclaim and embody the possibilities of meaning in human life, of freedom in human thought, and of peace and justice in human community.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Speak flowers, speak! Our UU Flower Communion
Speak flowers, speak! At the end of each service year we gather together to celebrate the time we have shared together, the community we have worked to build, and to wish the summer season in.
Please join us for our Flower Communion on Sunday June 1st at 9:30am.
This annual ritual of our church is called the Unitarian flower communion. Developed by the Unitarian minister in Prague, Czechoslovakia, before WWII, it has become a favorite of many of our congregations. Bring a flower with you, and bring the children as this a time for the whole congregation to participate together in a ritual.
From the Unitarian Universalist Association the beauty of the communion is described this way:
The significance of the flower communion is that as no two flowers are alike, so no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make. Together the different flowers form a beautiful bouquet. Our common bouquet would not be the same without the unique addition of each individual flower, and thus it is with our church community, it would not be the same without each and every one of us. Thus this service is a statement of our community.
Please visit our website HERE for current events and directions. For more information about the flower communion please feel free to visit the Unitarian Universalist Association.