"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 from our 2015 Yule ritual. Join us as we care for each other during the cold winter!

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.

God Auction

2015 God Auction

On July 12, 2015, Gaia Community held its 13th annual God Auction. Our patron for the 2015-2016 year is Brigid!

Social Justice League Project: Sheep vs. Goats

Social Justice is collecting money for Heifer International, an organization that gives live animals (like cattle, chickens, or even bees) to families in need all over the world. This year we are pitting sheep against goats. Come in to donate to your favored caprid! We'll use the money to buy sheep and/or goats. This project will go until Spring Equinox.

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.

February 2016
7 - Workshop: Weaving
14 - Ritual: Lupercalia (Roman ADF)
21 - Workshop: Storytelling
28 - Bardic Circle

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.

Penny Auction 2016

The 2016 Penny Auction nomination process has begun! Go here to nominate a power or fill out a paper form at a Sunday service. Once we have 15 contenders, or at Spring Equinox, nominations will close. From Equinox to Beltane, we'll narrow the field with our annual Penny Auction. Then in July, we'll have God Auction to choose our patron!

Workshop: Weaving

Time: 
Feb 7 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Workshop

Weaving can be a meditative practice as well as a useful tool for magick. Join us to learn two simple weaving techniques that require yarn (will be provided), a safety pin (if you have a large one, bring it), and your fingers (of course, bring your own).

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

Social Justice Committee

Time: 
Feb 10 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Type: 
Committee Meeting

The Social Justice Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month and usually meets at Ubuntu Village. Of late, the meetings have discussed ongoing seasonal charity projects, or ideas for the next one to come.

Contact David, Erin, or Kimberly if you'd like to learn more, or have ideas for charity projects.

Location: 
Ubuntu Village, 4327 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

Ritual: Lupercalia (Roman ADF)

Time: 
Feb 14 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

The ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia is a vigorous exercise in both purification and blessing - our version will of course involve no animal sacrifice or running naked around the Hills of Leawood. We will be exploring the Roman Ritual format again though, so please bring or borrow a cloth to cover your head in the ritual space this week. It is not necessary to dress in historical garb for this rite. Please also bring a small item that reminds you of some part of the greater Kansas City area: perhaps something from your neighborhood or from a place that is special to you.

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