The Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, 122 South Pomperaug Avenue in Woodbury, will conduct its annual intergenerational water communion service on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. The service, entitled “Sense of Wonder”, will be led by Rev. Jeanne Lloyd, the society’s minister.
It will be a reflection on the intersection of a joyful reunion of the congregation and the recollections of the sorrows of the tenth anniversary of September 11th. “All are invited to participate in this special ritual that symbolizes the gathering, once again, of our congregation for the coming year,” said Lloyd. People may participate by bringing a small amount of water from any place of meaning and sharing it with others’ gifts of water. The water may be used throughout the year by the congregation in other ceremonies. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service.
Later that day, at 4 p.m., Rev. Lloyd and Bob Werme, music director of MUUS, will participate in the 9-11 Tenth Anniversary Interfaith Memorial Service to be held at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Road in Woodbury.
Woodbury clergy will be joined by Woodbury firefighters, emergency service personnel and police officers to commemorate the somber anniversary. Speakers include Gerald Stomski, First Selectman of Woodbury and Dr. Suad Anwar of Muslims for Reconciliation. Music will be provided by the Nonnewaug High School band, treble choir and an interfaith choir.