West St. Louis County - 73 Strecker Road - Ellisville, MO 63011 - Phone: 636.256.7393
Transforming Ourselves ~ Our Community ~ Our World
Please join us for worship and fellowship. We welcome all guests ... young, middle-aged and elders ... families, couples and singles ... all the colors, cultures, classes, genders and sexual orientations of the human race.
We believe we are enriched by diversity and everyone's gifts are valued.
Unitarian Universalism includes aspects of many of the world's religions. Holidays from various religions are celebrated together in Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations. Most Unitarian Universalist congregations celebrate the Christian holidays Christmas and Easter, the Jewish holidays Passover and Yom Kippur, and the Pagan Winter Solstice, among other holidays.
In addition to these traditional religious holidays, many UU congregations also honor secular holidays including Earth Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Mother's Day and Father's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. While these are not traditionally spiritual holidays, Unitarian Universalism finds spiritual meaning and affinity with our Principles in the ideas behind these and other secular holidays.
There are two holidays that many Unitarian Universalist congregations celebrate that are unique to our faith: Water Communion and Flower Communion. Both holidays are ceremonies that celebrate our Unitarian Universalist community and the importance of each individual's unique contributions to that community. Additionally, other unique communion services are celebrated in many Unitarian Universalist congregations. Though derived from Christian communion rituals, which in turn derive from the Jewish Passover rituals, Unitarian Universalist communions often celebrate our connection to the Earth through food and, hence, Emerson also celebrates Bread Communion.
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