On the first Sunday of the congregational year (the first Sunday after Labor Day) we hold a Water Communion. During this ritual, individuals and families add a few drops to a common vessel. While they do they are invited to articulate both what they need from our congregation and what they can give to our congregation. Articulations range as they are inspired by the individuals sharing, but some common articulations include: Hope, Resilience, Community, Connection, Joy, and Inspiration.
The water collected at Water Communion is used throughout the year for Child Dedications and for other rituals as called for.