Flower Sunday, known in some UU congregations as Flower Communion or Flower Ceremony, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, diversity, and the joining together of individuals in community. The ritual was created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capel of Prague, Czechoslovakia, who died decades later in a Nazi concentration camp. Flower Sunday has become a deeply em-bedded part of life at First Parish in Wayland.

On Flower Sunday, the last of our regular services until September, all are invited to bring a flower and place it in the vases in the front of the Sanctuary. And when they leave, everyone may take with them a flower brought by someone else. In this way, we are giving, receiving, and celebrating our ties to one another.

After the service, stick around for the all-church picnic and great food, fellowship and fun! The Community Life Committee will provide sandwiches, but we need your help with other munchies and side dishes. Please come and bring something to share – whether it’s salad (green, pasta, potato, bean, chicken, etc.), fruit (platter or fruit salad), or dessert (cookies, squares, or any good finger food). Click here for online sign up and let us know what you’d like to bring. We look forward to seeing you there!