"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 a celebration of the Lenaia, a Dionysian festival commemorating the signs of coming spring and new wine. You are welcome to join us this spring!

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.

April 2015
26 - Penny Auction Pep Rally

May 2015
3 - Beltane
10 - Workshop regarding Art & Barriers to Art
(title coming later)
17 - Wherever Waters Flow: A Real-Time, Online Ritual Presented by Gaia Community

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 2015

The 2015 Penny Auction has begun! Penny Auction 2015 starts at our Spring Equinox ritual on March 22 and will continue to the end of potluck at our Beltane ritual on May 3. There are 11 contenders: Brigid, Columbia, Eris, Ganesh, Heimdall, Hephaestos, Odin, Philotes, Prometheus, Spider, and Weiland. Each Sunday during Penny Auction, you can vote for the power(s) you want to advance to God Auction by placing US coins of any denomination into the power's jar. We'll announce the current top 3 each week, and announce the final 3 on Beltane.

Open this pdf to read more about the powers.

The table below is updated weekly:

Penny Auction Pep Rally 2015

Time: 
Apr 26 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

Join us for a forum dedicated to learning more about the powers in our penny auction. Come prepared to tell us about why we should choose your preferred power (or powers). If you don't have one, come to listen and perhaps become convinced!

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

High Holiday: Beltane

Time: 
May 3 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

At Beltane we celebrate life and all its joys - the earth is in bloom, the gods are in love, and the wheel of the year turns us towards summer. Join us as we dance the Maypole and harness the energy of our passions for change. If you are a drummer, please bring a drum or two to help us in the dance. We will also be making and sharing charms, so we ask that you bring three little items (bells, charms, beads, shells, etc) that can be tied into a ribbon charm that will be given away. We will have extra supplies. Our ritual will be followed by a potluck.

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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