Flower Communion, Presented by Sara Leiste


The Flower Communion is the traditional last service of our church year. Flower Communion was initiated in 1923 by Norbert Capek who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. Capek saw the need to unite the many congregants of his church who came from diverse backgrounds—Protestant, Catholic and Jewish—without alienating those who had left these traditions. Therefore, instead of the Eucharist, he honored the universal beauty of nature by having a communion of flowers. Please bring a few flowers to place in the communal vase, to be distributed as part of the ceremony of inclusion and community.

We usually have the New Member Ceremony at this time, the last service of our program year.  This year we held our New Member Ceremony earlier to accommodate the members’ schedules.

Following our Flower Communion Service, we will break from services for the summer. Services will resume on the first Sunday after Labor Day with our traditional Mingling of the Waters service. Have a great summer!