Mother’s Day and Flower Communion

Event details

  • Sunday | May 13, 2018
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark DE 19711

Join us as we celebrate this uniquely UU ritual. Please bring a flower or two from your garden or florist. The flowers represent the gathered community: each a unique individual, sometimes similar to the next, sometimes very different, and when gathered together, a stunning bouquet of ideas, wonder, awe, and love. Everyone is welcome!

The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.

Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow.

In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they’re redistributed. Each person brings home a different flower than the one they brought.

Celebrating the Flower Ceremony, Unitarian Universalist Association