Sunday, December 16 — Shine Your Light!

Light festivals continue at Interfaith

At Sedona Interfaith Fellowship, we use Advent to honor festivals of light from several traditions, as a symbol of inviting the light to come and recognizing the divine within.

This Sunday we honor Divali, meaning “row of lights,” a Hindu celebration of renewal, cleansing and purification, celebrated at the end of the harvest season. Lamps and candles burn brightly during the three-day festival, and gifts are given to neighborhood servants that have been helpful, and to family members.

Remember to bring a candle to light on the altar, and a favorite short poem or quote about the light within, candles, or this time of year.  It’s not mandatory, and we’ll have extra candles and quotes there for anyone that would like to participate.

Rev. Susan Perry and Music Minister Jon Michael will lead participants through music, meditation, sacred word, and an inspiring message. A discussion may follow, as time permits. Fellowship at a local restaurant will follow.

There will be no Sunday Gathering on December 23, but Monday, December 24, there will be a Candlelight Gathering at Sedona Creative Life Center.  Watch your mail for more information.

Sedona Interfaith Fellowship is dedicated to finding and using the beauty and wisdom from the world’s sacred paths, and is committed to serving as an opening through which individuals may more deeply experience the presence of God. Sunday Gatherings: 9:30 a.m., Sedona Public Library, Community Room. Rev. Susan Perry: 282-0293.

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