It was exciting to gather in person November 8th at our building site to celebrate this major milestone. Over 120 people joined together in prayer and ceremony to bless the site, the ancestors of the land and of Seattle Unity, the project team and all the volunteers who have brought us to this point, and future generations who will be blessed by this spiritual sanctuary in the heart of Seattle.
Gail Crumpton shared this on behalf of Umoja, “Umoja is truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the construction kick-off ceremony and to be able to pour libations. Libation, a particular form of water ritual that is used to mark the commencement or completion of an important piece of work. All who gathered for this momentous event could call upon the spirits of the elements, indigenous ancestors, Unity ancestors, and the Divine to be present, to guide and protect those involved in the creation of our building. As I stood in the center of the labyrinth I could feel their energy in the midst of the ceremony. Their presence and energy consecrate the ground, the building, everything that goes into the church, and the hands that build it.”
We would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.
Felix Marcial and Chad Zinda share, “We loved that the community was together!! And it was super special for us to be part of a history that will continue to shine a light into the SLU area.”
You can view the ceremony on the building page of our website.
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