April 4-25, Gaians will participate in the Project Drawdown EcoChallenge, and we’d love to have your help! This game challenges us to learn about and take steps towards mitigating climate change. Participants will be challenged to make personal changes and to advocate for change in society in areas like food, transport, energy generation, support for women and girls, and others. To learn more, and to join our team, click here.
Each July, Gaia Community chooses a deity or other power to focus on during the coming year. We start by taking nominations from the community, until we have a field of 16 potential patrons. We then narrow the field down to three with a “Penny Auction” or penny drive – each power has a collection jar at our Sunday services, and folks support their favorites by donating change in the jar(s) of the power(s) they like. This part of the process starts at Spring Equinox and runs until Beltane. The top three contenders then advance to the next round. Nominations just wrapped up, and the Penny Auction begins today! Our contenders for 2018-2019 are:
- Eris Kallisti Discordia
- Freyr (Ing)
- Thor Odinson
Each week, we’ll count contributions for each of the powers, and post current standings. The top three will be announced during the potluck meal following our Beltane ritual on April 29th.
Each week at our Sunday service, Gaia collects non-perishable food items for Harvesters Community Food Network. Please help us help others this Solstice season by bringing a few items along when you join us for rituals. Harvesters accepts food in cans, boxes, or packets, but no glass containers, please. Whole-grain and high-protein food is especially useful right now, as are some household items. Thank you!
Each month, our building hosts a First Friday event, with artists, entertainment, and vendors. This month, Gaia Community will have a table selling baked goods, benefiting the renewal of our KidSpace program. Please join us and get some tasty goodies, and help us furnish and equip our new KidSpace room!
For more details, see Heart of the Dove’s event listing.
This Sunday, Gaia Community will play host to local environmental activist and organizer John Fish Kurmann, who will speak to us on “Why Climate Change Can’t Wait”. John will talk to us about the importance of work to slow the progress of climate change and the things already being done in the Kansas City area. Please join us for this important discussion! This event will be Sunday, November 19, at 4p. Everyone is invited and there is no cost to attend.
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