"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.

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.

February 2017
26 - Class: Greek Theatre

March 2017
5 - Bardic Circle
12 - Ritual: Greater Dionysia
19 - High Holiday: Spring Equinox

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 2017

The nomination process for the 2017 God Auction has begun! We will take up to fifteen names of gods and powers, through Spring Equinox. At Spring Equinox we will put those names out for a 'penny auction' (any American coinage, really) that runs through Beltane.

To nominate someone, get a paper form on Sundays or fill out this online form!

Class: Greek Theatre

Time: 
Feb 26 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
Class

For the ancient Greeks, "going to the theater" was more than just an enjoyable way to spend a few hours -- the tragedies and comedies were an integral part of civic and religious life. In this class we'll be discussing the Dionysian festivals at which the plays were performed and the religious and political contexts that shaped ancient drama. Come play Stump the Classicist with Via!

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

Social Justice Films: Leith

Time: 
Mar 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Other

This month we'll be watching the documentary "Welcome to Leith", about the white supremacist effort to colonize and take over the small North Dakota town of Leith.

Location: 
Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost Ave)

Ritual Teams Meeting

Time: 
Mar 2 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Committee Meeting

Members of the Ritual Teams Committee meet each month to discuss upcoming Sunday rituals, critique previous events, 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.

This meeting is always held at Heart of the Dove.

Location: 
The Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110)

Bardic Circle

Time: 
Mar 5 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

Please join us for a bardic circle! Prepare a performance for us: a song, a story, a poem, a dance, or come be in the audience. The theme of this circle is Growth.

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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