Winter Solstice Contemplative Celebration at Comox United Church

A Winter Solstice Contemplative Celebration, combining music, readings and meditation will be held at Comox United Church (250 Beach Ave.) on Friday, Dec. 19, starting at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Comox Valley Unitarians, this non-denominational service is designed for adults and teenagers or older children who would enjoy such a service. The Mystic Valley Voices Choir are the special musical guests.

The word solstice literally means “sun standing still.” At the moment of the winter solstice, the path of the sun in the sky over the past six months has reached its farthest southern position and now turns northward. The sun returns and the days get longer. It is no wonder then, that almost all traditions and ancient cultures have celebrated the return of the sun. At the same time, this solstice service celebrates the dark with the light.

The public is welcome to this service, which is free, although as with all Unitarian services, there is a free-will offering. For more information, please call 250- 890-9262 or visit our website: www.cvuf.ca. Unitarians gather as a free community of spiritual seekers, and welcome all people of different traditions and beliefs.