A Naturalist’s View of Death
Speaker: Emily Stone
The Chequamegon Unitarian Universalist Service’s annual All Hallowtide service draws on rich traditions that occur at the midpoint between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which honors the harvest and the liminal space that surrounds the changing of the season, All Hallows’ Eve, (our modern Halloween), All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, along with the Day of the Dead, are distinctive celebrations, rooted in diverse cultures, that have grown out of this ancient tradition. This service seeks to honor those traditions, while also creating a unique Unitarian Universalist ritual of having a sacred altar to honor the time of year and past loved ones.
Hospice Nurse Ashley Smith will read names and light candles of remembrance. Submit names to be read at the service to Minister Stacy Craig. Attendees may also speak names during the service.
The poems of Mary Oliver and music by Yazmin Bowers will accompany the service.
Emily Stone, naturalist and education director at the Cable Natural History Museum, will broaden and deepen our exploration of this time with her talk, “A Naturalist’s View of Death.”
CUUF Sunday Service, October 25 at 10 a.m.—Join Zoom Meeting by video:
Meeting ID: 977 6164 0322—Passcode: CUUF
Or, join by phone: 312-626-6799—Meeting ID: 977 6164 0322—Passcode: 069544