A Celebration of Lammas

This week we will share the ancient festival of “Lammas,” also known as “Lughnasadh.” It is a celebration of the first harvest, when we reflect on this season of growth and enjoy its bounty, recognizing that this abundance has come to pass because of hard work and sacrifice. We give thanks for successes, settle debts, assess the work that lies ahead and make plans. In the old days, villagers celebrated Mabon with festivals much like county fairs. Where the people gathered, they shared apples and bread and beer, became betrothed or hoped to meet someone special, and engaged in contests of cooking, crafting, strength and skill. SO, join us for a time of singing and dancing, gratitude and grounding, and the breaking of bread together. (Worship Associate: Jackie Weddington)