fast day 08
From the first Fast Day in the U.S., in 1670, through the last national Fast Day, grieving Lincoln's assassination, to this year's Sixth Annual re-created UU Fast Day, the holiday has served as a time of humility and reflection. Hunger sharpens our senses, and the disruption of our routine can aid us in re-engaging our world with a deeper awareness.
Since 2003, when Professor Dean Grodzins, then at Meadville Lombard, suggested it, students and congregations have been fasting on a Thursday in April, then coming together to break their fast with a worship service and potluck that evening.
Join UUCGT as we celebrate Fast Day 2008, on April 24th. Good fast to you!