"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

2016 God Auction

On July 10, 2016, Gaia Community will hold its 14th annual God Auction. Our patron will be chosen from Dionysus, Freyr, and Hermes. See you there!

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.

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 2016
26 - Workshop: Staðgaldr

July 2016
3 - Forum: Mirth and Reverence
10 - God Auction
17 - Bardic Circle: Gods and Heroes

Workshop: Stadhgaldr

Time: 
Jun 26 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Workshop

The magic of the runes can be harnessed in more than divination or written form. Stáðagaldr is a modern practice of combining putting the body into runic stances (staða) with spoken word magic (galdr). Come learn this technique to be used as increasing magical awareness with runes or as a method of aligning oneself.

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

June Food & Film

Time: 
Jun 30 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Dinner

Social Justice League continues our conversation about food and food justice with a viewing and discussion centered on Michael Pollan's "Cooked". We will be watching a program about the foods we cook in closed pots, and sharing a potluck dinner and discussion. Please bring a dish to share if you are able, or just come over and eat!

Location: 
Kimberly's Place, 1306 E. 118th St., KCMO

Forum: Mirth and Reverence

Time: 
Jul 3 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

How can we balance mirth and reverence in ritual? Is mirth even appropriate in ritual? Join us for a lively discussion!

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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