April 5: Flower Communion/Easter at Mynelle Gardens

The Flower Communion, sometimes referred to as the Flower Ceremony or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. UUCJ celebrates Flower Communion on Easter Sunday, April 5, at the beautiful and historic Mynelle Gardens. Special note: this service takes place at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than our normal time. Please set your alarms early, and allow yourself travel time.

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.

After worship service, there will be an egg hunt and potluck cookout. CUUPS will also meet at Mynelle Gardens at 11:30 a.m. to continue their Cornerstones of Community series.