Ingathering is an annual service that celebrates the beginning of a new year at AUUF. During our summer travels (or our summer staying home) we each collect some water that represents the events of our lives. We decorate an altar with a large container, river rocks, plants, artwork; it varies from year to year. We blend those waters during the service as we share our stories. This tradition has become a meaningful part of Fellowship life—a marker of our journey together.