February 4, 2024

Rev Terry Cummings will be with us again at Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Rice Lake on February 4th to share with members the rights of “Imbolc.”  Based on Celtic tradition, “Imbolc”, is celebrated February 1 through sundown February 2 in Gaelic traditional festivals, marking the beginning of spring.  For Christians, it has become the feast day of St Brigid, Ireland’s patroness saint.

Rev Cummings remarks “Now that the sun is rising earlier and setting later, our bleak midwinter is giving way to rebirth and new life.  Since the ancient Celtics, the Irish have celebrated the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox with the festival of Imbolc, to mark the beginning of Spring.   Rev. Cummings also reflects on the ways in which our dreary midwinter can also be a time for midwinter gladness.

Rev Terry Cummings

All are invited to attend services in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. Sundays, 230 W. Messenger, Rice Lake, or on Zoom;  the zoom link is sent to members, but all interested may request it by contacting patriciashifferd@gmail.com. https://bluehillsuu.org