Solstice, the longest night of the year, happens during Advent. This is no coincidence! The coming of Christ into the world is a light that pierces the darkest of dark. As news stories and as personal experience continues to tell us, we need light. Light, however, is not light unless its setting is darkness.
You are invited to celebrate the winter solstice this Friday December 18th, beginning at 10pm. Because of the lateness, we're celebrating on the nearest Friday night to the actual solstice.
This ritual will involve light-proofing a room, watching together as candle burns out, sitting in darkness, and then lighting a brand-new candle.
There will be chocolate cake and hot cocoa. Bring your favorite dark thing to eat or drink: Guinness, raisins, chocolate covered nuts, coffee, you get the idea! We're celebrating all things dark. We'll try to time the candle so it burns out at midnight. You're also free to bring a winter or darkness-themed poem, song, or book. I often like to read out loud from this weird book called moomintroll midwinter... But, no need to bring anything! Just come!
If you'd like to come, just send us a message and we'll give you some directions.