Flower Communion

In-person service at Macalester College. Please see “Directions” at the bottom of the Homepage.

Larry Herbison will facilitate our traditional Flower Communion Service, an annual spring ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Each participant is asked to bring a flower to the service, where it is placed in a communal vase. During the service, each person is encouraged to take a different flower from the vase to take home.

The Flower Communion service was created by Czech minister Norbert Capek (1870-1942) as a symbolic ritual that would bind people more closely together. Dr. Capek’s wife, Maja Capek brought the service to the United States in 1940.

Larry Herbison is a longtime member of Groveland Fellowship and is currently serving as President.