December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. For much of our history, human beings have honored this day with celebrations, often involving light and fire. Today, many spiritual traditions have important holidays, also centered around light, around the time of the winter solstice. In this program, we will touch upon ways ancient peoples celebrated the winter solstice and reflect upon how we experience this time of transition. We will experience a brief guided meditation about light and shadows in our own lives. Presented by Reverend Dr. Deborah Clark.
Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark is lead pastor of Edwards Church, United Church of Christ, in Framingham, Massachusetts, where she has served for twenty-three years. She is Multi-Faith Coordinator for Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health & Harmony, a multi-faith center that seeks to heal the world holistically, one person, one relationship, one community at a time. Debbie lives in Framingham with her spouse and life-partner, Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle, and their dog, Jeannie.
Meet in the Meditation Room at the SLC. Free. To register or to request a ride to the SLC please call the office at 617-795-2560. Rides requests accepted until December 15.