Gaia Community is an Earth-based, Pagan Unitarian Universalist congregation holding weekly Sunday services in the Kansas City area since 1997. We are a diverse group of people united by a reverence for Nature, a need for community, and a profound curiosity about the world around us. We welcome families of all description, offering programming for adults, children, and teens.
Our congregation is founded on the model of shared ministry: our Sunday rituals, classes, and discussion groups are lay-led and participatory; KidSpace, our “Sunday School” program is designed and facilitated by volunteers sharing their own knowledge as well as prepared curriculum; and our congregation supports and develops member-run Covenant Groups to support the spiritual and practical interests of smaller groups within the congregation.
Gaia welcomes all who share our values and our commitments, regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual or affectional orientation, or disability. In October of 2008, we received official status as a Welcoming Congregation within the Unitarian Universalist Association; the official recognition comes after more than ten years of opening our doors and our hearts to everyone, whoever they are and whomever they love.