Winter SolstiCelebration

If you’re in the DFW area, please come out to the 17th annual Winter SolstiCelebration. It is, to the best of our knowledge, the second largest Solstice celebration in the country. This will be my third year as a participant – I’ll be a “wandering Druid”.

17th annual
2009 Winter SolstiCelebration
Joy & Wonder

Friday December 18, 2009
Solstice service from 7 to 9 pm ~ Yule Fest from 6 to 7 pm & 9 to 10

Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs at Inwood, Dallas, Texas 75219
northeast corner, access through Ford dealership on Inwood

We’ll be accepting donations of canned meat, fish and saltine crackers, plus winterwear items, for the Cathedral of Hope assistance programs.

$10, for seniors & kids $5
Advance tickets via credit cards $8 at the Earth Rhythms store.

Presented by Earth Rhythms and Center for Spiritual Living, with support from Cathedral of Hope and Unity Dallas.

Experience the redemptive power of darkness and the regenerative nature of light in Winter SolstiCelebration, the multi-cultural, non-sectarian tradition now in its 17th year.

This year, performers explore the theme of Joy & Wonder through: Song ~ poetry ~ ceremony ~ dance ~ comedy ~ ritual ~ storytelling ~ drumming ~ participatory movement ~ a myriad of musical styles.

New for 2009: Puppetry ~ magic ~ juggling ~ variety performers ~ professional yo-yo artistry.

In the hour before and after the Winter Solstice service, a lively Yule Fest in the lobby hosts roving characters, music, photos with Father Winter and much more.

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.


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