"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 ritual about the Star from the Major Arcana of the Tarot. We built a small oasis that reflected the image on the card. We were reminded that a pause to relax and refresh on a long journey is important. As we gear up for the busy-ness of spring and summer, we invite you to join us on Sundays for refreshment of body, mind, and spirit.

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!

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.

May 2016
1 - High Holiday: Beltane
8 - Forum: General Assembly Topics
15 - Ritual: Pledge Sunday
22 - Ritual: The Moon (Tarot Arc)

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 has begun! 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!

You can learn more about the contenders here.

The table below shows the current standings:

High Holiday: Beltane

Time: 
May 1 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

Join us to celebrate the joy of spring! For Beltane this year, we will combine the traditions of the Maypole and Beltane fires while celebrating joyfulness and creativity. Our kids above nursery age will be with us, as well. Following ritual, we will have a potluck, so please bring a dish, drink, or dessert to serve eight hungry celebrants. We also ask that you avoid disposable tableware and utensils. We have plenty of potluck gear if you forget your own!

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

Ritual Teams Meeting

Time: 
May 3 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Committee Meeting

Members of the Ritual Teams Committee meet each month to discuss the upcoming Sunday schedule, critique previous rituals, and other aspects of the shared ministry at Gaia Community. Anyone who has successfully completed the Excellence in Ritual course and wishes to attend this meeting or serve on Ritual Teams should contact the Ritual Teams Coordinator.

Location: 
Ubuntu Village North, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

Documentary and Discussion: Fresh

Time: 
May 5 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Other

Fresh (2009) focuses on sustainable family farming practices as opposed to Big Agri-business factory farming to enrich the future of our land.

Location: 
The Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost Ave)

Forum: General Assembly Topics

Time: 
May 8 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

Join us for a discussion of topics that will come up at the UUA's General Assembly.

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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