EarthSpirit Invites You To Attend Its 38th Annual Samhain Celebration
A Ritual of Harvest, Death and the Coming of Winter
We honor the ancestors and the recent dead at this ritual of harvest and remembrance.
In the fullness of Autumn, in the growing darkness, come take part in a celebration of this time when the veil between the worlds is thin.
Take time for yourself to reflect on mortality, honor those who have passed, and find a quiet place in the darkness to reap your harvest between now and winter.
Saturday, October 27th
First Parish Malden, Unitarian Universalist (2 Elm Street, Malden, MA)
Please use the side door facing Elm Street.
Doors open at 5 pm and close at 5:30 pm for the duration of the ritual.
There is free parking in the Beebe School lot next door, as well as some street parking. The church faces the Malden Center MBTA station, which is on the Orange line, and is also reachable by a number of bus routes. For public transit directions from your location, check out the MBTA Trip Planner.
Lyrics for chants we use at Samhain are available in the EarthSpirit Pagan Chant Library
You may bring a small photograph of a departed loved one to add to the ancestor altar Be sure to write your name on the back and pick them up again before you leave.
Donations for admission $10 will be collected at the door to cover our expenses. Associate members may deduct $1.
During this event, we will frankly acknowledge the existence of death, including our own, so we both welcome your family and rely on your judgement about what’s right for your children. Children 5-16 are admitted for $5; children under 5 are free.
Please bring a can of food for the local Food Pantry as a symbol of the way we can nourish one another through the dark time.
There will be a potluck after the ritual so please bring food to share. Please also bring a label with all ingredients! Alcohol is not permitted.