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High Holiday: Samhain

October 29, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us Sunday, October 29th at 4 pm for Gaia Community’s celebration of Samhain.  We’ll begin by constructing our traditional ancestor altar in honor of loved ones who have passed.  We’ll read the names of those who have died in the past year (since Samhain 2022).   Then we’ll do a ritual of letting go of things that are no longer needed and welcoming in the new year.  We’ll be taking magical workings from Gaia Community that have expired and burning them outside.  You may bring your own items you wish to let go of.  You’ll also have a chance to write down intangible things you want to release and let them go in the fire.  Finally, we’ll express our hopes for ourselves and Gaia Community, and welcome in the new year.

Please post your names for our reading of names of those who passed in the past year to the comments on the event post on Facebook or Discord, or email them to ritualists@gaiacommunity.org.  You are welcome to bring items (photos, small remembrances) from home to add to our ancestor altar.

There will be a potluck following the ritual (the first in our new space and in a long time). Please bring a dish to serve up to 8 people, and your own tableware.

When arriving for services at SMUUCh – pull around the parking lot to the “additional parking ahead” area and enter through the double doors up a ramp on that side of the building. We’ll do our best to monitor other entrances, but that entrance is the closest to the room where we hold services and the door that will be reliably open for you to come inside with us!

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October 29, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Shawnee Mission UU Church
94000 Pflumm Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215 United States
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