Thanks to all who came and participated in the first Yule celebration and feast by UUPS. Last years was jointly held with WANDS of Westminster College.
President Cureton is seen left (below: top) with the Yule Cast. Lef to Right: Ryc Pellum, Callista Dreamwalker, Daniel Cureton, Sergey Khrushchev (CJ) and Sharon Pellum. All were dressed in robes and wreathed for their parts. Ryc and Callista were president Cureton’s helpers while CJ and Sharon played the part of God and Goddess.
The Yule altar was decorated with lots of tea light candles, votive candles, quarter candles, wreathes, spruce, holly and other seasonal plants. The God and Goddess statue with them in union (below second) was hauled out for use for this holiday as Yule is about the birthing of the God from the Goddess, his mother, queen, consort, wife and lover.
After generous praise and preparation, the Goddess went into labor right there in the temple and gave birth to the God. He greeted everyone with a loving arms carrying a message for each person to hear. Gifts, hails, praise and gratitude were given to the God this night as all kneeled in acknowledgement of his divine grace and power.
Toasting and praise to other deities ensued before closing. The roars, laughter and praise broke out especially after Baccas invoked with wine! All in all, UUPS had a wonderful time. The feasting was after and everyone ate their fill of holiday delectable!
Till we meet again at the Altar of Life!