The tradition of a Water Ceremony was started in 1980 by two Unitarian Universalists (Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview) as a means to honor our connectedness to one another, all life, and our planet. For our Fellowship, this ritual has expanded to includes rocks.
All participants are encouraged bring rocks or water from locations that hold special meaning. Rocks and water function as metaphors for our connectedness to those places on this planet to which individuals feel a special bond.
Through this service, we strive to deepen the meaning of our 7th principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.