The Water Communion, also sometimes called Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship service in the 1980s. Spindletop, like many other UU congregations, holds a Water Communion once a year, at the beginning of the new church year in September.
Members bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or a place they visited over the summer. During the appointed time in the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.