For thousands of years, country folk around the British Isles celebrated Earth and sky cycles that occur every year. In spring, in May, the holiday of Beltane was celebrated. We can imagine how people felt when the winter was over, and the green plants and luscious flowers again emerged, a miracle once more! We will participate in our usual service, with a short Beltane ritual during the usual sermon part. At the end of the service, weather permitting, we will dance around the Maypole with fiddle music from Sarah Hotchkiss.
Evergreen Erb is a member of the MMUUF fellowship, and loves to be in community with such wonderful folks. She is deeply in love with the Earth, and has been especially enjoying deep dives into learning more about birds, ferns, and mosses. She has learned that the more you learn about the natural world, the more there is to learn. Who needs to travel the world, when the world right here has so much to teach us? After many years living in Jericho, Evergreen now lives up a mountain in Huntington, where she is grateful to be in a large forest with great views of Huntington.