“Fire Communion”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, January 1, 2023

Janus is the mythological god with two faces–one facing back and one facing forward. This New Year’s Day lay-led FIRE COMMUNION service calls on the dual power of the flames to both burn away and forge a way forward. As the service progresses, each of us are invited to recast the hurts, worries, and regrets of 2022 as lessons, and then they are fed to the fire. The service also gives us an opportunity to forge a powerful vision for our 2023, and inspire the fire to send our wishes upward.