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             HONORING THE DEAD IN MEXICO: Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altars often include sunflowers & marigolds, a cross, a tequila flask & a skull sporting a sombrero. Photo: 123rf.com

 

 

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The Unitarian Universalist Community of Independence (UUCI) will have a pot luck dinner, along with its regular monthly service, at the residence of Amelia Bland Waller, located at 1067 Wagon Wheel Road, Elk Creek, Virginia. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17th. The theme of this service will be the various ways in which religious traditions world-wide honor their dead. A brief introduction will describe Judeo-Christian, Native American, Eastern and Pagan traditions. A group discussion will follow.

Directions: From 21 Grocery (Marathon Gas Station) on Elk Creek Parkway at intersection of Comers Rock Road and Route 21 North in Elk Creek, proceed one mile north to Country Lane, which is just past the Bottomley Farms warehouse on the right. Proceed approximately one mile on Country Lane, to intersection with Wagon Wheel Road. Turn left at stop sign at intersection of Country Lane and Wagon Wheel Road. Driveway will be on your immediate right.


Because of the great diversity of our services, you will need to attend more than once to get a feel for who we are and what we do. A typical service will present readings from a variety of sources, "religious" and otherwise; perhaps Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, humanism, wisdom literature, poetry, New Age writers, historical Unitarians, psychology, or many other sources. There will be hymns representing these same traditions, and musical selections ranging from classical to folk and popular. Special musicians, both instrumental and vocal, greatly enrich our services from time to time. 

Because we have no minister, the service may be presented by a guest speaker, may be an all-musical program, possibly a dramatic presentation, a meditation experience, or a panel discussion. Messages are quite varied and range from the theological to the personal to folk narrative to topics specific to our church and denomination.

In all our services there is much good will and good humor as well as serious reflection.