The Burning Bowl Ceremony is Unity’s unique way of leaving old, emotional baggage behind so we can begin the New Year afresh. Intuitively, we know we don’t need the old resentments, angers, and hurts that we all tend to hold onto in mind. During this ceremony, we have an opportunity to release those challenges and enter the New Year with a clean slate.
During the time Jesus taught, whenever anyone completed a prison sentence, upon release, they were given a white stone to symbolize their freedom and to prove they had indeed been liberated. In our White Stone Ceremony, you will be invited to ask for guidance as to what your highest intention, word, or theme will be for 2020 and to write it on your keepsake stone so you can hold your vision in mind throughout the year.
Rev. Simon is on the staff at Unity of Port Townsend and is an independent, ordained, interfaith minister, sacred musician, youth worker and wooden boat builder. In all these vocations, he uses music and carpentry as a means to help individuals and groups connect sacred presence with everyday life. He also leads worship services, preaches, facilitates workshops, crafts personalized rituals, and performs weddings, baptisms, and funerals as well as other rites of passage. A dynamic and talented public speaker and musician, Simon has shared his unique combination of creative worship, sacred music, and storytelling with universities, community groups, and spiritual gatherings across the US, Australia, and Scotland. His unusual life and music are the focus of the award-winning documentary film Funny Kinda Guy. Simon’s musical work includes playing for rites of passage, healing, worship services, and community-building events; lately some of his favorite gigs have been played at youth centers, sickbeds, industrial workshops, homeless drop-in centers, and ancient chapels.
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