CUUPs Winter Solstice Vigil
December 21 @ 6:30 pm - December 22 @ 9:00 am
Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for our annual Winter Solstice celebration and all-night Yule Vigil. This is the UUS Adult & Youth RE World Religions event for December.
The gathering will have three parts; it starts with an evening ritual and soup supper, then continues through the night in vigil and celebration, and concludes with a sunrise ritual to welcome the newborn Sun and breakfast.
You are welcome to join us for all three parts or two or one as you desire. Join us at any time.
- Evening Ritual (Friday, December 21st): We’ll gather at 6 pm; the ritual will begin promptly at 6:30. In the ritual, we will bless the community that has formed, set intentions for the coming solar year, and prepare those who will sustain the vigil. We will provide the soups for dinner. Please bring bread, salad, or dessert to share. We ask that any food leftovers remain at the church to sustain those staying for the vigil overnight.
- Overnight Vigil: The vigil will follow dinner. Overnight activities include: songs, games, a mid-night candle walk, Sun crafts, spiritual activities, divination, food, drinks, spiritual shower, storytelling, reflecting, and opportunities to nap as desired. If you are staying overnight, please bring: suitable layers of clothing for the weather to wear during a candle-lit walk, sleeping gear if you expect you might need to nap, food and drinks to share, a towel, drums, and musical instruments.
- Sunrise Ritual (Saturday, December 22nd): We’ll gather at 7 am to make offerings, sing up the sun, drum in celebration, then have breakfast together.
All parts of this event are family-friendly; however, childcare is available for the Friday evening ritual from 6 to 8 pm. Parents/guardians will need to supervise their children at all other times.