Holidays and Traditions
Holiday celebrations in EUU reflect the various sources of our faith. We often celebrate Christian holidays like Christmas, Jewish holidays like Passover, and Pagan Winter and Summer Solstice, among others. Our holiday services use the stories and traditions creatively, calling us to our deeper humanity and our commitment to the good.
In addition to religious holidays, we also honor secular holidays such as Earth Day and Thanksgiving.
Read about our solstice celebrations here.
Sharing Joys and Concerns
EUU members don’t see each other every week, so when we do get together for monthly worship services in the fellowships or every six months for all-EUU retreats, lighting candles and sharing our our joys and sorrows, the milestones since we last met, form one of our most treasured traditions. This ceremony cements our community. At our retreats, it’s so important that we have moved it out of our Sunday worship. We light our lights and share from our souls on the first evening of the retreat, so we can rejoice with as well as comfort each other during the weekend.