Our In-gathering and Water Communion Service always marks the start of our church year. We celebrate coming back together by pouring out water from our summer experiences. Some families share water that they’ve saved from a special occasion or meaningful experience, others offer water that they’ve collected while traveling, and members also bring water that is symbolic of summer events or reflections. Combining the water is a ceremony that represents how time spent apart is now joined back together in community. We celebrate as our young people join in helping to create this sacred experience.