December 4, 2022 – The Heart and Soul of the Season

Join Rev. Kathleen Hepler for The Heart and Soul of the Season!
In-person or online.

 Many, many cultures have chosen to place significant celebrations in the winter of the year. The ancient Greek celebration, Saturnalia, marks the Solstice, the return of the longer, lighted days. The Hanukkah oil lamps were miracles of light in a difficult time. Christmas is the birth of Jesus,  called by some Christians the  “light of the world”. The holiday Dong Zhi in China marks the arrival of winter.

This service will wonder at the spiritual aspects in humans that these ubiquitous services illustrate.  What does the play between seasonal darkness and lightness mean in our beings? 

There will be two dances performed by children and youth in the tradition of Morris Dancing.  Directed by Tom Kruskal these dances emanate from ancient Indo-European cultures and in this season mark the solstice.