Sunday December 30 at 11:00am
If you would like to assist or require more information
contact Rev. Opal Murray.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale will join millions of people worldwide in celebrating Kwanzaa this year. The concept of Kwanzaa is rooted in the ancient African tradition of the 'first-fruit harvest'. The model stresses the cooperative creation, gathering and sharing of good, gratitude for the bountifulness and beauty of the world and the commitment to to protect and preserve the earth as both a source of life and site of the sacred.
Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga who introduced seven Principles or the Nguzo Saba: Umoja (Creativity); Kujichagulia (Self-Determination); Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility); Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics); Nia (Purpose); Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). We will celebrate each Principle in song, words or dance.
Join us for our annual celebration of family, community and culture.
We are blessed to have the insightful Yoruba Priestess Ashira Oya Tosihwe as our Guest Speaker. She will share the wisdom and importance of the multi-cultural tradition of ancestor reverence from the Yoruba perspective. Ashira has been a priestess of Obatala of the Yoruba tradition for 38 years.
You are also invited to bring a dish to share during the karamu that follows
Come! Be colorful! Let’s celebrate!