Thursday, December 22, 2022

Church celebrates winter solstice

The Friends of Unity Annual Solstice Service is planned for 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. The service is for people of any faith, or no faith, a spokesman said and emphasizes the coexistence and interdependence of all people as a global family. The service encourages the power of love found in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Native American wisdom teachings through music, candle lighting and readings, he added.

On the day of the winter solstice, the Earth is tilted as far away from the sun as possible, which means that the path of the sun across the sky is as low in the sky as it can be. Winter solstice, which is not on the same day each year, has the shortest daylight hours of the year. In some cultures, the solstice marks the symbolic death and rebirth of the sun; the gradual waning of daylight hours is reversed and begins to grow again. 

The Solstice Candlelight Service will take place at the Plymouth Community Arts Council, located at 774 N, Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 .

Friends of Unity was founded in 2010. Unity worldwide offers practical tools and uplifting resources to help people apply positive spiritual principles in their daily living, according to a prepared release.