Many members of all generations–led by Curt Collier, Festivals Chair Susan Lesh, and our Social Affairs team–made our Winter Festival a dazzling, joyous evening. Our main room was transformed into a sun and light garden and our basement was transformed into the Universe! We started with holiday music performed by Sunday School members Max and Roxy Caravella and Theresa Wofford as well as David Wofford, with able assistance by Vinnie Caravella and Jessie Glass. Susan led an interactive solstice lesson and Leader Curt spoke about humanity’s ability to reason and follow the sunlight.
Attendees followed the low light down the transformed steps and through the created “henge”, observed the Aurora, went along the solar system to the rising sun, and up and out to follow the luminaria back to the main hall.
Our musicians performed original music, “Winter Light,” by Jessie Glass,
(video link here: https://fb.watch/hwk3iCY7wz/)
Our night ended with a glorious potluck, organized by our Social Affairs committee.
Special thanks go to set-up and clean-up crews: Curt, Andy Jimenez, Paulo Ribeiro, Silvia Acosta (downstairs transformation), Afina Broekman, Diane and Richard Koszarski, Kate Berton, Tony Sobieski, David Bland (main room transformation); Social Affairs Committee help from Diane, Afina, Kate, Tony, Alpana Sikder, Edna Berkovits, and Aimee Kass.
We ended the weekend on Sunday with Curt’s Winter’s Day Colloquy, a lovely exploration of personal memories.
Our Humanist for the Holidays celebration continues on Sunday, Dec. 25, with our Ethical Sing-a-long and on Sunday, Jan. 1, with our Happy Hollandaise Breakfast Extravaganza.
Susan Lesh, Festivals Committee