Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave - Channing Hall, Albany, NY 12206
Time: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Samhain is the end of the third and final harvest. It was at this time that some of the crops were left in the field to give thanks for the bounty of the previous year. It was also a time of the darkening, of shortening days, and so people would hollow out gourds and place candles in them to light their way. It was at this time, when the veil was thin and the ancestors could cross back into the world of the living,that people would leave plates of food and drink on the porch, for those that returned. It was a time to honor those that have gone before us, to recognize what they have contributed to our world, and to celebrate with them. To honor this tradition, a table wil be set aside for pictures of the beloved dead. In addition, we will have a seance. During the seance, you may also receive messages. Please feel free to share those messages either verbally or by writing the message down for the person.

It is always a good idea to plan ahead and invite the beloved dead you would like to be in attendance. This can be done in many ways, including writing an actual invitation on paper and leaving it on their grave to just sitting in a quiet place and thinking an invitation to them.

There will be tarot readings as well. All this will be held within sacred space.

Food will be potluck, so please go to the food list and let everyone know what you are bringing.

Please make sure you register at Events.Com Samhain 2017

Fee: 5
Site information: http://www.fuusalbany.org
FUUSA is located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Robin Street, across from the University at Albany (SUNYA) downtown campus.

From the West: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 24. Continue on I-90 east.

From the North: Take the Northway (I-87) south to Exit 1E. Continue on I-90 east.

From the South: Take the NYS Thruway to Exit 23. Take I-787 north to I-90, go west on I-90.

From the East: Take the Mass. Pike (I-90) to NYS Thruway Exit B-1, go west on I-90. Continuing from I-90: Take Exit 6 (Arbor Hill) onto Henry Johnson Boulevard and continue to a stoplight intersection at Central Avenue. Continue straight through the light, and turn right about 20 feet later on Washington Avenue. In one block, go with right fork to continue on Washington Avenue. In about three blocks you will be facing our front door and steeple. The University at Albany Hawley Lot will be on your left at the corner of Robin Street and Washington Avenue. The weekday entrance of the church is at 405 Washington Avenue, facing the University buildings.