Join us for a forum to begin the process of selecting our next patron. We will be building a slate of up to 8 powers to be nominated at the forum. We will have 2 services in June in which each power’s team will get a turn to advocate for their power. After that, we will vote using Ranked Choice Voting to determine our next patron. If you cannot attend and wish to nominate a power, please contact Jamie with the power’s name, pantheon/origin, and why you think they are a good choice for Gaia Community.
Great news – we’re going back to our old digs at 4327 Troost for Sunday services and Games Nights beginning on Sunday, April 3!
As case rates drop across the KC metro, we want to take the opportunity to see each other in person again. We recognize that COVID-19 has not gone away, though; some risks remain, especially to our disabled and chronically ill community members. We are committed to minimizing health risks at our events. We are also committed to continuing to reach those of you who need or prefer to come to us online. We ask for everyone’s help in keeping those commitments. Things may not look quite like “normal” at Gaia events, even if we are gathering in physical space again, and we ask for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this situation in accordance with our care for one another.
What does that mean? First, it means that we will continue to hold a virtual space for our rituals and other services. If distance or circumstances keep you from visiting us in person, we will still be there for you. This may be a rocky process at first as we figure out how to create multi-platform services. But over the last year, we’ve picked up some skills and some equipment to help us, and we’re going to keep learning and growing in this area.
Second, it means that we are not abandoning all our pandemic precautions in a rush to be together again. We are taking a slow and steady pace in opening up to in-person events, and things may change as conditions change. Please check out our COVID practices page for more information about what to expect.
We’re very excited about this change, and can’t wait to see you (in person or online) soon!
We will be holding a Sharing Our Spirits Ritual this Sunday, co-created and facilitated by those in attendance. The intention for this ritual is to create peace, and the activities of ritual will be decided during the first part of our time together (starting at 4pm, with coffee hour before), then the ritual itself held in the remaining time. Feel free to bring poetry, visual props, ideas, or just things you wish to see happen!
Fittingly, in this year spent under the shadow of pestilence and war, we have turned our attention to the Ancestors, the Mighty Dead, to learn from those who have gone before, the secrets to surviving and thriving in, and even perhaps turning the direction of adversity. This Sunday, we recognize that eventually, and ideally later rather than sooner, WE will be the ancestors to people who come after us. Who will they be? Who will we be for them? What wisdom, what advice will we offer them? What will be our legacy? We will travel through time into the future and explore. You will need only a chalice, writing materials, and something that measures time: (a watch, calendar, clock, hourglass, sundial…) and perhaps something to drink and eat to ground yourself during the work.