Holidays and Traditions
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, we draw from various religious traditions and have our own unique traditions and celebrations.
Jewish and Christian Roots
Holiday services and programs centered on Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Passover and others draw from our Judaeo-Christian roots.
Our connection to the earth is reflected in pagan-centered celebrations held throughout the year. Earth-centered traditions at the church include Solstice and Equinox services, Yule and Imbolc celebrations.
Unitarian Universalist Traditions
We have several traditions that are uniquely UU.
- Water Communion is our annual September tradition to celebrate the beginning a new church year. Each congregant brings a small amount of water which is poured into a larger communal bowl symbolizing our coming together as a community.
- Flower Communion is our annual spring tradition of flowers and diversity. Each congregant brings a flower which is added to large vases at the front of the church. At the end of the service, everyone collects a new and different flower to remind us that we each bring diversity and beauty into the world.
- Other traditions we celebrate through the year may include Stone Soup Sunday, an animal blessing, a service celebrating the harvest and thanksgiving, and others.