"Caring for the Earth and each other because our lives depend on it."

Welcome!

Gaia Community is an earth-based, pagan Unitarian Universalist congregation meeting in the Manheim Park neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. We meet every Sunday at 3 p.m. Each week we present either a participatory pagan ritual, a discussion forum, or a class. See our calendar to stay up to date with events. We also offer KidSpace, our children's program, during the service.

We welcome all who share our values and our commitments, regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual or affectional orientation, or disability.

To the left, you see the altar built for our ritual which welcomed Danu, Irish Mother Goddess, as patron of our community for the coming year (until July 2015). We'd love to welcome you to our community!

Learn more about us, or keep reading on this page for a list of upcoming events. You may also want to check out our newsletter, the Earth Healer.

Coming Soon to Gaia Community

Here is a list of Sunday service titles for as far out as they are planned. Currently, the Ritual Teams Committee plans rituals four times a year. Our calendar will be the best place to read information about these rituals, which is usually available a few weeks before its date. Sometimes titles change during planning, but the topics don't usually change. Furthermore, occasionally classes & workshops move around. Please keep an eye on this page to stay up to date.

January 2015
25 - Ritual: Deep, Deep, Deep

February 2015
1 - Imbolc
8 - Workshop: Tarot in Your Life
15 - Ritual: Lenaia

Gaia T-Shirt Sale!

We are pleased to announce that we now have shiny new logo t-shirts for sale at http://gaiauu.spreadshirt.com/!

Check them out - we are currently offering either the multi-colored logo on white shirts, or a white logo on green shirts (but it's spreadshirt, so you can get other colors if you like). We also have a quite capacious tote bag and a lovely green sweatshirt with the white logo centered on the front.

Gaia makes a few dollars off of each shirt sold, so this is a fundraiser as well as a way to show your affiliation with the community.

Please do note that the shirts are not all the same type of shirt, so check the sizing info before you order.

Ritual: Deep, Deep, Deep

Time: 
Jan 25 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

Our modern world tries to hide from seasonal extremes: too hot outside? Turn on the AC! Too cold outside? Go inside and crank up the heat! We keep the lights on all day long when the days are not just short but gray and dim. We disconnect from nature, from our ancestors, when we shoo away the winter. This Sunday, we will reconnect to the cold and dark time of the year, and even come to appreciate it.

KidSpace Involvement: 
Kids above nursery-age are welcome to attend with their parents, but the service will be geared toward the adults.

High Holiday: Imbolc

Time: 
Feb 1 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

The first signs of spring are showing up and the days are a tad longer, but the cold of winter is not over just yet. Join us at our community hearth as we celebrate the return to warmer weather through the aspects of Bridgid.

Our ritual will be followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish, dessert, or drink for 8 hungry celebrants. As part of our commitment to the Earth, we ask that you avoid disposable table service. We always have plenty of re-usable plates and such.

KidSpace Involvement: 
Kids above nursery-age are welcome to attend with their parents, but the service will be geared toward the adults.

Social Justice League Presents:

This year, the Social Justice League is taking on a new challenge; we're starting a resource blog. Some of Gaia Community's Sunday services touch on issues of social justice, equitable society, and how we might make a difference in our community and in our world. We also talk from time to time about how our members, friends, and family might find help in areas where we need it. The purpose of this portion of our website is to both record what we learn in those services, and to share knowledge from the SJL's experience and research.

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