"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 4 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 an effigy of Dionysus, our patron for the 2016-2017 year. Please join us as we explore how he can influence our lives.

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

2017 God Auction

We will hold the next God Auction on July 16, 2017. This year marks the first time that all the contenders are Goddesses - so while this is our 15th Annual God Auction, it's also our first Goddess Auction! The contenders are Bast, Gaia, and the Morrigan.

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.
June 2017
25 - High Holiday: Summer Solstice

July 2017
2 - Sharing Our Spirits
9 - Class: Spiritual Maturity
16 - God Auction!

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.

Summer Solstice

Time: 
Jun 25 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

Please join us as we celebrate the Summer Solstice!

The Oak King and the Holly King battle every Solstice, the Oak King ruling from Winter Solstice to Summer Solstice. As the sun reaches its maximum power, the Holly King will win and rule until Winter Solstice. We will witness a few battles, cheer them on... and learn a valuable lesson not always associated with the modern myth. Bring your tarot deck if you have one.

It is also a potluck! Bring a dish that can feed at least 8 hungry celebrants and your own rusable plates and utensils to prevent the unnecessary waste created by disposable types.

Sharing Our Spirits

Time: 
Jul 2 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

Sharing Our Spirits rituals are spontaneous experiences co-created and facilitated by the people who attend. Feel free to bring a song, chant, poem, story, invocation, or other piece of ritual with you to help build our work, or, if you have a special need, want, or intention, please bring that! The ritual will be built according to the needs and ideas present in the circle.

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

Goddess Auction 2017

Time: 
Jul 16 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
God Auction

Please join us on July 16 as we choose a guiding Goddess for the year to come. Will it be Bast, perfumed protectress of Egypt? Gaia, the gracious Greek mother of all? Or the Morrigan, warrior queen and prophetess of Ireland? We'll hear from representatives of all three Great Ladies and make our choice.

Words from the Goddess Auction Temples:
Bast: Beauty, strength, and grace combined with magic and a fiercely protective nature: these words describe Bast, Egyptian Goddess. With Bast, Gaia Community can expect a year where her beauty and strength inspire us to go out into the world to beautify it through justice for all. We will protect those who need protection.

Gaia: Who better to be your Patroness than the very Goddess for whom you are named? I embody all earthly things, for they all come from and return to me. I will encourage and guide you to care for yourselves, for others, and for the Earth. Your lives depend on it -- on me.

The Morrigan:
With this Irish, usually depicted and described as a Triple Goddess, deity as Gaia Community's patron, look for a year inspired by action. The Morrigan inspires you to DO, not just talk. Plans are certainly necessary but action must follow. Coupled with magic, prepare to be inspired to fight the good fight along with those struggling and for those who can't fight for themselves. Caring for the earth and each other includes everything; interconnectedness means caring for others is caring for yourself.

General information about our God Auction tradition can be found here

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