Flower Communion

Traditionally, we mark the last Sunday of the season with an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. The Flower Communion originated in 1923 when Unitarian minister, Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia sought to symbolically express ideals of religious unity and tolerance at a time of intolerance. In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower to place in a shared vase. The flowers are blessed by those assembled, then redistributed so each person brings home a different flower than what they brought. This is the last Sunday service before the annual Kamloops Fellowship hiatus until next September.