3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233 214.337.2429
Dec. 16th, 2017
You are invited to the Winter Solstice Ceremony Dec. 16th from 6:30-9:30 pm
Entertainment, children’s activities, storytelling, Yule log burning, drumming, psychic readings and more will be featured at the Winter Solstice Event.
Admission and parking is free. Cash donations welcome for performers and the event.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Solstice welcomes the coming of light as daylight begins to increase once again.
In Faith Building from 6:30-9:00:
6:30 - 7:00
Chanting with Autumn & UUCOC Chanters
7:00 - 7:30
Kathy “Spin Goddess” Kinkaid
Cat McGee will perform from 7:45-8:15
Cat McGee has a spirited voice and "a mean right hand" in the words of Lloyd Maines. McGee has fun with her songs and delights in every opportunity to perform and captures the audience's attention with compelling lyrics and vocals.
She has been compared to Joan Armatrading, Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, and the Indigo Girls. Don’t Rush Me, her debut album, is presently available online.John Mason will perform from 8:15-9:00
By popular demand, John Mason returns to WSC 2017
During the 1970's and 80's, Mason performed with several bands in southern California. He relocated to Grand Prairie and now performs locally. Strumming his guitar, Mason lets loose a contemporary style of folk, country and Americana tunes. You can sample some of his songs at: ReverbNation.comOngoing from 7:30-9:00:
Feast in both the Faith and Hope kitchens.
Earth Loom Decorating: Outdoors
The Labyrinth Walk:
“The Earth Loom is a living symbol, planted in the ground, of our intention to weave together the fabric of community. . . The Earth Loom helps communities to unite hands and hearts and build and weave together an emblem and an instrument of peace.” You may bring your own cuttings or use the organic items provided to weave in to the loom.
Learn more about Earth Looms
Walk the outdoor Labyrinth built in 1999 by many loving hands in the woods behind the church. The Labyrinth Walk, recently renovated, is registered. Walking a labyrinth brings a different meaning and experience to everyone. Walking the labyrinth is also synonymous with moving through the trials and tribulations of life. It is a safe place for people to develop their own spirituality.
Learn more about Labyrinths
The Yule Log Burning will be kindled and led by Darvin Stephens in a clearing behind beyond the Labyrinth Walk. The custom of burning the Yule Log goes back to, and before, medieval times. It was originally a Nordic tradition. Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and other parts of northern Europe, such as Germany. Initially, it was an entire tree, carefully chosen, brought into the house with great ceremony. The largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out into the room! The log would be lit from the remains of the previous year's log which had been carefully stored away and slowly fed into the fire through the 12 days of Christmas.
Learn more about Yule Logs
And joining us for this celebration, a newcomer to D/FW, Fire Spinner Nick Tellez has been a fire performer for seven years and specializes in Fire Poi and Staff.
Twice Upon a Time Storytellers:
Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson
Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson see storytelling as a fun way to make a living but also recognize that sharing tales is a serious responsibility. The two have a combined 45+ years of storytelling experience and storytelling together for 15 years. Gene and Peggy's storytelling adventures have taken them from schools and libraries to festivals and community events. They have regular storytelling commitments to a local drug and alcohol treatment center, federal penitentiary, and county jail. Visit their website and learn more about them on YouTube.
Children's Activities will be offered in the Hope building.
Our Arts & Crafts Vendors will be exhibiting in the Hope Chapel.
Do some Christmas Shopping!
~Just☆in Time Creations:
Wizarding Wands and Dragon Eggs, just in time for the holidays! Creations of Justin Grey & Kathy Grey
Mixed media includes repurposed items, one of a kind Shadow Boxes, plaques, night lites, etc.
Visit Judy's on Facebook
~Becker's Crystals & Crafts:
Hand-crafted bracelets, necklaces, wire jewelry from a variety of materials.
~The Beth Things in Life are Ferree:
Beth specializes in handmade items created with recycled fabric.
~ L. Candli Campbell:
Candli will be offering Handmade Holistic Products such as candles, soap, sprays, and more. Holistic Innovations was created as an avenue for Candli to offer alternative healing modalities and other services that promote harmonic balance and healing.
Psychic Readers in Hope:
*Jennifer Valdez is a spiritual healer, teacher, artist, and philosopher. As an empath, she has a gift for connecting with individuals quickly, and helping them open up and cleanse their energies.
Visit Jennifer's website
*Sherry Coffman is a Reiki Master Teacher, certified DNA ThetaHealing® Instructor and Young Living essential oils Distributor. During sessions with Sherry, you will receive a combination of Reiki, DNA Theta Healing® and Chakra Healing. She teaches certification classes in the DFW area for both Reiki and DNA ThetaHealing® as well as Essential Oils classes and is available to travel.
Visit Sherry's website
*Anita Tryon, who reads as Cornucopia, began the study of Angel Cards under Dr. Patricia Lane in her Initiative Angel Card Reading classes. She also studied under her mentor, Carolyn P. Little, who is a Psychic Medium. Cornucopia has been told by several clients that she brings people hope.
9:00 - 9:30 Closing Ceremony:
Blessing in Faith Sanctuary by Sarah Ricke
Dancing with Drums Not Guns:
Drums Not Guns is a non-profit dedicated to promoting peace through the power of percussion. Drums Not Guns seeks to provide at risk youths with alternatives to gangs and a model of cooperative problem solving and interaction. Leader Michael Kenny is a board-certified music therapist and the only TaKeTiNa Rhythm Healing teacher in Texas.
Visit their website for more details
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