Gaia Community does not run purely by the hard work and time of its members, nor the pledges and offerings taken up each week. Our Stewardship Committee also conducts several fundraisers each year, some of which are described below in more detail.
Each year, in the late spring or early summer, Gaia Community offers members and friends a chance to get rid of their old stuff for a good cause at the Gaia Garage Sale. Held at the home of a member, the sale usually runs Friday and Saturday.
In December of 2008, Gaia Community added a new kind of event to its calendar, a masked ball to celebrate the Winter Solstice. The Longest Night Masked Ball took place at Broadway Church on the Solstice night. We had music and dancing, delicious food, a silent auction, event photography, and a special dance performance to mark the seasonal transition at midnight. The party was attended by some 60 people, and a good time was had by all!
We've held the ball each year since, and we expect to hold it again; watch this space for more information. If you would like to help plan or put on 2012's party, please contact the Stewardship Committee.
Are you a pagan or pagan-friendly artist or crafter who wants to show off and sell your wares? Are you interested in buying handmade gifts for yourself or others that are a little bit different from what you find at the average arts and crafts fair? If so, you'll want to check out the Bazaar at Gaia Community.
Initially created as a way to facilitate the sometimes-difficult dance of the winter holiday gift-giving season, the Bazaar is now envisioned as a way to connect makers, buyers, and sellers in the wider pagan community. At the Bazaar, you'll see a variety of vendors offering apparel, ritual supplies, candles, herbal health and beauty products, costumery and garb, jewelry, food, leather-craft, books, unique home decor, and more. You'll be entertained with music and dance, and have the opportunity to enjoy a massage or a tarot reading. The Kitchen Witches of Gaia Community turn out with tasty baked goods for sale, and truly special items are offered up in a raffle.
It's been a while since we had a bazaar, but that doesn't mean it will never happen again. If you're interested in making one happen, contact the Stewardship Committee.
The Fall Bazaar will be held from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 24th, at the Old Mission Masonic Lodge, 5201 West 75th Street, in Prairie Village, KS . Vendors are encouraged to register as early as possible so we can have space and materials available to help make your participation a success.
We are advertising through a number of local and regional outlets, but we always welcome help in spreading the word.
Please feel free to link this page widely and share information about the Bazaar with your customers and other vendors this season. A flyer will be available soon for display as well.