Fire communion is an old tradition. At its core, the fire consumes, but not like a hungry ghost that can never be filled. Instead, the fire converts raw material into energy. The fire teaches us; it teaches us to let go, to forgive, and to hope. It shows us that, even in the cold darkness, light is possible.
The burning bowl is an annual tradition with many churches. It is where we bring our hopes and dreams. We bring forward things we must let go, and we bring the seeds of hope for a future not yet written. As we place the papers in the fire, we convert them to prayer. Whether at the time written or the time consumed, our prayers will be converted to energy and given to the spirits above.
This year’s fire communion will be interactive. You will have the opportunity to seed the future with prayers.
Topics: Holiday, Intergenerational, Ritual, Theme: Imagination