May 5 - Class: Magical Herb Gardens
These events are held Sunday afternoons, from 4p to 6p, at the Heart of the Dove, unless otherwise specified. All are welcome!
Facilitated by Erin.
In this class, Erin will share her knowledge and experience about planning, planting, and using your magical herb garden!
May 12 - Forum: General Assembly
Facilitated by Barbara.
The principle issue currently on the 2019 UUA agenda is to vote on a 4-page Statement of Conscience on “Our Democracy, Uncorrupted.” This statement touches on many of the issues that I know are close to the hearts of Gaians: the ugly persistence of structures of white power and supremacy throughout the US, including government at every level; the role of money in government; and many other social justice issues. As a congregation, we may be able to vote on whether or not the entire UUA organization should adopt this statement; more importantly, as citizens we should all review the content, including suggestions for action, and consider the extent to which we, the congregation, individually and collectively stand behind the adoption of this extremely meaning expression of our own consciences. I strongly urge members to review this statement and come prepared for a lively and heartfelt discussion about what aspects of this statement mean to us. Printed copies of the statement will be available, but as much as possible, let’s minimize the massacre of trees in this effort.
May 19 - Ritual: Racial Justice/The 8th Principle
Facilitated by Jamie and Barbara.
The UUA is contemplating the addition of an 8th Principle to our Principles and Purposes, committing us explicitly to work for racial justice. In this ritual, we explore the possibilities of expanding our commitment to that work, and ground it in our own pagan practices.
May 26 - Sharing Our Spirits Ritual
Facilitated by Erin.
Sharing Our Spirits rituals are co-created by the folks who attend, giving us a chance to celebrate each other's gifts and attend to each other's needs. If you have a particular invocation, poem, song, story, dance, prayer, or other ritual idea, please bring it! If you have a particular need or intention, bring that, too.
June 2 - Workshop: Meditation Techniques
Facilitated by Jamie.
In this workshop, we will learn about and have the opportunity to practice a variety of methods for meditation, building our skills for ritual and everyday spiritual practice.
June 9 - Ritual: The Beautiful Goddess
Facilitated by Kimberly.
We honor Freya, our patroness of the year, with a ritual grounded in beauty and the love of beauty. In this work, we seek to better appreciate the worth of the world around us, each other, and ourselves.
June 16 - Class: Brownies and House Spirits
Facilitated by Kitty.
Learn about the unseen inhabitants of your house! We'll examine the lore of house and home spirits and learn to build a better relationship with our own house-elves and wights.
June 23 - High Holiday: Summer Solstice
Facilitated by Jamie and David.
We celebrate the high sun and the powers of Summer. Ritual will be followed by a potluck meal, so please bring a dish to share and your own reuseable tableware if you are able.