The Cross-quarter Day of Brighdt or Candlemass, halfway between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, is still in the dark of Winter, but starting to be noticeably brighter. What possibilities live in this young year? What paths do we chart? What wisdom do we bring … read more.
Speaker: Dianne McRae
We stand in the gateway to a new year, in a moment of reflection as we remember the past and imagine the future – memories of difficulty and triumph (and most of all, of those times of endurance, keeping on, and life-in-the-middle). Today we remember … read more.
Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? But what a glorious connection of our fundamental and undergirding aspiration of “Respect for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part” with the quality of beauty that lets us transcend the view of … read more.
The Spring or Vernal Equinox celebrates the beginning of the “Light half” of the year, when daylight is longer than night in any 24 hour period. We celebrate the beginnings of new growth in the Earth all around us, the return of birds from their … read more.
At the multi-generational celebration called Imbolc, half-way between the Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, we pause to notice the return of the light and to plant the seeds containing the possibilities of this young year, asking the questions, “What paths do we chart?” and “What … read more.
This is a celebration of the mystery of time, its manifestations in our lives of past, present, and future, and of taking stock of all of these aspects of our existence. Join us to toast both joys and sorrows of the past year and to … read more.
It will be a celebration of the Pagan Sabbat, one of our series of services in the round where we see one another in community. Jessica and Dianne will coordinate the rich stories that tell more of the mystery of our lives as humans on … read more.
We will honor members of our congregation who have performed military service and those whose lives are formed by their connections to military life. We will also remember some of the lessons of the Armistice that ended WWI, some of what took us into that … read more.
The Gaelic name for our Halloween, Samhain is known as the Third Harvest, that of the animals. It is a time to acknowledge life and death and our own mortality, to celebrate our ancestors, and all that dies that we might live. Both Crone and … read more.
The near-co-incidence of Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice give an opportunity to look at the roles of some of the old Solar Dieties
and how they’ve influenced our visions of Fatherhood. It also gives us the opportunity to re-write some of the myths of … read more.