Everyone of every age is invited to gather outside around a fire pit near the sheds to mark this shortest day of the year. There will be a brief ritual reflecting on the meaning of solstice and the value of darkness, pause, and renewal in our overcrowded lives, and ending with a blessing for the coming winter. Then we will toast marshmallows and enjoy hot beverages. (If we cannot be outside due to weather, we will gather in the Meetinghouse instead.)

Please join Laurel Whitehouse and Rev. Deborah on Dec. 21 at 6:45 p.m. for this special ritual gathering.

Photo by Miikka Luotio