Sunday, June 19: Exploration & Potluck

Dory Pinkham

Dory Pinkham

Flower Communion

Guest speaker, Officiant and regular CRUUC attendee, Dory Pinkham, will guide us through a Flower Communion for our June meeting.

In the Flower Communion, which is held each spring in many Unitarian Universalist congregations, each person is asked to bring a flower to the service. The flowers are brought together to create a big beautiful bouquet and at the end of the service each person takes a new flower.  This simple ritual, symbolizing the diversity and beauty of our community, is celebrated by UU congregations around the world.

DoryFlowersBring a flower to this much loved UU ceremony — it can be from your garden, from a flowering tree or shrub, or from the store.  You will take home a flower brought by someone else; our shared celebration in community.

Dory has traveled from hard science to soft science, as a retired Microbiologist and a current Reiki Master and teacher.  She enjoys creating rituals and marking life (and nature!) events in ceremony. Almost 10 years ago she hung out her wedding officiant shingle, and deeply enjoys this joyful work.

Dory and Bob were married by a Unitarian minister 40 years ago this July, but it took them another 20 before they became active UU members. Dory and Bob enjoy camping and exploring the great outdoors. They are currently working on their bucket list of visiting all the National Parks.

We hope you’ll join us! As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour, so please bring food and/or drink to share. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome.

Our current meeting place is 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church*.

Meetings begin promptly at 4 o’clock p.m.

To R.S.V.P., simply email Gary Wyngarden


  • July 17 – An Exploration of Buddhism with returning guest speaker Kristen Psaki
  • August 21 – Love, the Prime Resistance to Hate with guest speaker Rev. Barry Bloom (rescheduled from April)
  • September 18 – A topic TBA with returning guest speaker Rev. Alicia Roxanne Forde