Speaker: RE Program Children and Youth

Traditions of Gift Giving Around the World

This inter-generational holiday service will be presented by UU Casper’s Religious Exploration Program children, youth and volunteers. We’ll also be collecting food donations for Food For Thought. Conversation and refreshments follow the service. Everyone is welcome!

UU Casper Religious Exploration Holiday Program

UU Casper’s young people will provide the focal point for this service that examines the Yule Season in ways old and new. Through song and storytelling, we’ll see a bit of how our pagan ancestors found spiritual meaning at this time of year. Learn about the Green Man and the battle between the Holly and the Oak, and sing a modern song with us that may tie it all together!  Refreshments and conversation follow the service. Everyone is welcome!

Annual Flower Communion

Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Communion is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings (or is given) a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation blesses the flowers, and they’re redistributed. Each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.

Religious Exploration Program Holiday Service

The children and youth of the UU Casper religious exploration program will lead this holiday service.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a can of soup or other non-perishable food items to donate to Food for Thought to help fill weekend food bags distributed to school children in Natrona County.