The UU Flower Ceremony

We celebrate life on our planet this Sunday, and especially renewal and springtime, with a traditional Unitarian Universalist ceremony. Rev. Norbert Capek, who founded the Unitarian ministry in Czechoslovakia, created the ceremony with his wife, Rev. Maja Capek. She escaped arrest by the Nazis and brought the ceremony to the United States in the 1930s. Her husband died at Dachau.

Rev. Norbert Capek
Rev. Maja Capek

The ceremony is simple. Bring a flower—from a garden, the woods, the roadside, wherever. We’ll combine our flowers in a single vase, then we’ll celebrate spring, rebirth and the Capeks’ extraordinary lives. After the service, everyone will leave with a flower, refreshed and ready for the coming week.