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Southern Arizona Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans June Event
Brunch Ritual Midsummer/Litha/Summer Solstice ***NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. This is a special brunch ritual.***
We will hold our Summer Solstice celebration on June 22nd from 9-11 a.m., led by our Heathen friends of Hearth's Gate Kindred, a tradition from Northern Europe. This heartfelt ritual will celebrate Freyr and Freya, the Lord and Lady of the season. We'll make offerings (blôt) in the fire bowl on the patio and feast together (sÿmbel) in the cool, air-conditioned Goddard Hall.
The theme of the feast is Ploughman's Lunch: artisanal bread or rolls, cheese, pickled onions, good butter, pickles, cold cuts, sliced turkey, ham, green salad, chutney, tomatoes, sausages, hard boiled eggs, and apples. Don't forget lemon bars, tea cakes, berries, or chocolates for dessert. Please bring these things with you:
• a non-alcoholic beverage for drinking and for making offerings and toasts, such as iced tea, lemonade, coffee, or seltzers.
• personal offerings, including spoken words, grain, cut flowers, etc.
• a dish to share for our brunch feast that reflects your family, ancestral, or cultural heritage. Homemade dishes and drinks are encouraged; store-bought ones are welcome. Can you bake your grandmother's bread recipe? Or is there a brand of tea your dad was loyal to? What you bring does not have to be fancy or expensive; bring it with love from your hearth to ours.
• Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
• Schedule: 8:30 am for set up (optional). Gather at 9 am to socialize and prepare; we will start the ritual promptly by 9:30 am and eat at 10 am. Please help with clean up if you can.
• All ages welcome! If you would like to request childcare for younger children, email Jamili atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..