Seasonal Celebrations

Celebrate the Changing Seasons

Amidst the changing seasons, we gather to worship the divine, creating a welcoming space for all who wish to partake. Join us in honoring deities and attributes from various traditions, celebrating the unity of all.

Each season’s celebration involves reading selections from sacred texts from around the globe, group singing, and offerings at a shrine. Each celebration is followed by a group discussion and meal. Families with children are welcome to participate!

Winter

Our winter celebration is focused on honoring the Fatherhood of God and the celebration of light. Images of God as Father may include: Buddha, Joseph with baby Jesus, Shiva, or Ramakrishna.

May the Light Surround us.
May the Light shine in us.
May the Light help guide us,
Wherever we may go.

Spring

In spring, we celebrate birth, growth, and honor the aspects of God present in young children. We also honor peace and chant peace in over 30 languages.

Peace (English) · Paz (Spanish) · Pache (Italian, Romanian) · Salam (Arabic) · Shalom (Hebrew) · Shalama (Aramaic) · Sipala (Hopi, Hawaiian) · Wolakota (Lakota) · Skennenkoewa (Iroquois-Mohawk)
Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti
Peace. Peace. Peace be to all.

Summer

During the summer celebration we remember that we are One in Spirit. What is Spirit? It is the indivisible living Source from which everything comes and to which everything returns.

Fire Ceremony- Each person will have the opportunity to offer pieces of paper to the sacred fire with a Golden Rule written on it. This offering of the Golden Rule relates back to the Oneness of everything.

Autumn

Historically, Autumn is a time to celebrate the harvest and be thankful. For us, Autumn is also a chance to focus on honoring the Motherhood of God- Mother Earth, Mother Nature, and the Mother of the Universe.

Saying of Sri Sarada Devi affectionately known as Holy Mother:
I tell you one thing, if you want peace of mind, do not find faults with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world you own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.