The Water Ceremony ritual dates back to 1980 when UUs across the country were gathering for the Women and Religion Convocation. Attendees brought water from their homes to pour into a communal bowl, signifying connectedness to each other and the earth. For our water ceremony, we ask that you collect water that is significant or symbolic to you. You may have waters of peace, joy, struggle, hope; you may gather water from your garden hose, your dog’s bowl, a summer rain storm, etc. During the service you can share why the water is meaningful to you.