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Solstice Labyrinth for All Ages

Dec 16, 2015 11:53AM ● By Erica Shames

In the fall issue of Susquehanna Life magazine, we included an article on the phenomenon of labyrinths—their history, benefits of walking one and where you can find them throughout the region. Here is an opportunity to walk a labyrinth and celebrate the Winter Solstice, at the same time!

All are invited to walk a Winter Solstice labyrinth on Monday, December 21, between 6:30 and 8:00 pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley - Northumberland, PA invites people of all ages to welcome the light during the darkest season of the year.  The church is located at 265 Point Township Drive (Route 11 next to the Surplus Outlet store) in Northumberland.

Unitarian Universalists learn from many sources, including “Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.”  Acknowledging winter's darkness and celebrating the light that returns with the winter solstice is an ancient practice.   Participants will do that pretty literally, walking into the labyrinth with no light, and returning carefully with new light.

Participants will celebrate the return of the light with cider and coffee and cookies after the ritual.

UUCSV is a welcoming and caring spiritual community, gathering for inspiration, social justice, and service.  Sunday services and children’s religious growth and learning classes are held at 10:30 am in the church building on Route 11, Northumberland. Please find us at, or on Facebook

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