Please join Carol Garr to celebrate Samhain, our honoring of the dead as well as our new year. At the last harvest the Sun God waits in the womb of rebirth, yet the wheel of the year ever turns. Please gather at Ft Lowell Park Ramada 7 (at the far eastern end of the park, in the wash down in the riparian area) at 6PM, with ritual to begin at 6:30. We will have an altar where mementos of your beloved dead can be placed, as well as a cauldron where small items can be burned as part of the rite. Come join in the spiral dance. A potluck feast will follow.
Raven’s Nest Coven has volunteered to lead the Imbolc ritual for 2019! Details are pending, but thank you so much! I’ll let you know when I know more.
I’m still looking for someone to lead a Yule rite, so please contact me if you’re willing to help out the community in that way.
Raven Shadowstar will be leading a Lammas rite for TAWN starting 6PM Sunday 7/29, at Himmel Park, near Hippie Hill. A potluck feast to share the first harvest will follow. Hope you can join us.
I, your ritual coordinator, have decided to volunteer for this year’s Samhain ritual on Friday evening, November 2nd. Time & place not yet set, but I’ll advise when it’s been determined. It will be a Wiccan rite.
We’re still looking for a volunteer for Yule, or after that. Covens, groups, or individuals of any Pagan or Heathen tradition are encouraged to step up to share with our community.
We have a volunteer! Raven has agreed to lead a Lammas ritual for TAWN. Date, time, and location will be announced when decided. SAZCUUPS will be leading Mabon at Fall Fest, 6PM at the UU Church where the festival is held. Thanks the community for your willingness to offer your energy to this.
Though I have had many people say they’d think about volunteering I have no firm commitments, other than SAZCUUPS for Mabon, for our open rituals for the rest of the year. PLEASE put out the word and let’s get our community to step up to offer to lead some of the rites. Dates, times, and locations can be set by the officiants. All Pagan paths welcome, and we’d love to see some variety. Litha/Summer Solstice is coming soon! Blessings.
Thanks to Hearths Gate Coven for a wonderful Beltane rite and Maypole dance on May 5th. A good time was had by all, even though the weather was HOT. The weave on the pole was excellent, so may the magic cast there be as smooth and beautiful
Once again the Wiccan Hearths Gate Coven has volunteered to lead our Beltane rite, complete with a Maypole to celebrate the fertility of Spring. Please arrive at 2PM for a ritual starting PROMPTLY at 3. Due to prep time required anyone not present by 2:30 will not be able to dance the Pole. It will be held in Himmel Park (on 1st St between Tucson Blvd & Country Club), between the tennis courts and Hippie Hill.
It may be hot, so be sure to remember your water and sunscreen. And, if you’re dancing, appropriate shoes. If you’ve never done this before it is loads of fun! Hope you can join us!
FYI, due to time of day and expected temperatures the coven is not having a potluck afterwards, so find a way to celebrate with your friends.
Mother Earth Ministries, our local Pagan prison ministry, needs a new corresponding priest/ess to respond to inmate inquiries. Our current writing priestess must resign due to health issues, and our inmates count on being able to get answers to their religious questions. We are not pen pals. Good familiarity with Paganism needed, though there is time to research answers if required. Ashleen and I are always available to assist, too.
We have many informational brochures to send to answer general questions, and a form letter that can quickly be customized if that is all that is needed. Please contact Carol Garr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ashleen O’Gaea (email@example.com) for questions or to volunteer to help. You may also check out our web site http://MotherEarthMinistries.org to see more about us and view some of the literature available.
Hearths Gate Coven has volunteered to once again lead TAWN’s Beltane ritual, complete with maypole. Details will be added as soon as available.
SAZCUUPS will be doing our Mabon rite after Fall Fest on 9/22, but plenty of other opportunities are available. PLEASE consider volunteering for one of the other Sabbats, or for other occasions of your choosing. Several groups have said maybe they’d do one… but I need firm commitments. It’s actually fun! I had 51 people at the one I led for Ostara. Hope to hear from you (group or individuals) soon.