Winter Global Holiday Celebration
Since 1985 the community has come together to honor and remember the meaning of the season. The themes and performances are new each year, but the spirit of fellowship, love, celebration, and ritual always permeates the gathering. The ceremony of Lights inspires, music and dancing uplifts, children’s activities bring joy, and a delicious vegetarian feast nourishes body and soul.
When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Where: Virtually & at the Inspiration Sanctuary (9721 Sherwood Farm Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117)
Our celebration and ritual of Lights this year reflects a growing need for rejuvenation, deep inner contemplation, slowing down from our busy lives, and supportive connectivity with more people.
So invite new family, friends and colleagues to join us in our 90-minute VIRTUAL Global Holiday Celebration and Ritual of Light! Or come in person to the PURPLE ROOM AT INSPIRATION.
4:30-4:40 pm – a contemplation and meditation on Love, Kindness, Compassion, Creativity and Possibility, facilitated by Jessica Dibb (during this time participants will also be guided to create a one sentence intention, wish, or prayer if they want, and text it in to be read during the Ritual of Lights)
4:40 to 5:00 pm silent meditation
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Ritual of Lights – The Solstice Team and participants at Inspiration, guided by Grace Meredith, will read the one sentence wishes, hopes and prayers from people who are sending them virtually, light a candle for that person’s prayer, and plant it in our traditional octagonal sandbox that has been used for 2 decades. Some drumming and song culminates the ritual and sends our wishes and prayers into the world.
6:00 pm and on – for those in person – Vegetarian Potluck in the Barn with Host Rory Turner!
PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to send in your one sentence intention, hope, wish or prayer ahead of the event for ease during the ceremony and to ensure it will be received and read. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO JOIN VIRTUALLY BY VIDEO
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:
Meeting ID: 149 004 9223
A KIND REQUEST: There is no required donation for this event however we would be grateful if you could make a $10.00 or more completely tax deductible donation at this link. www.inspirationcommunity.org,
then click “donate now
” at the top right of the page, or mail a check to Inspiration Community, 9721 Sherwood Farm Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
The winter Solstice Celebration is usually a time when we raise funds to keep our Sanctuary beautiful with Darriel Park’s excellent service, and to fund our service projects. Please invite everyone to attend without any contribution. If you are moved to donate $10, or a yearly donation of $100, $1000 or more, we would be grateful, to keep supporting Darriel, the land, the Sanctuary!
We are praying for everyone’s wellbeing and joy during this season of Light!