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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/21, 6:00pm

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Earth Centered, General News

Please join us for the Earth Centered traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 21 at 6:00pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall.

The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/19). The children are welcome to join the adults for the feast.

If you are interested in helping in any way ( reading, singing, drumming, setting up, clean up), see Leslie Lowe.

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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/22, 6:00pm

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Earth Centered, General News

winter solsticePlease join us for the Earth Center traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 22 at 6:00pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall.

The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/20). The children are welcome to join the adults for the feast.

If you are interested in helping in any way ( reading, singing, drumming, setting up, clean up), see Tom Yelton.

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Samhain (Halloween) Sat. Oct 27 at 6:00 pm

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Earth Centered, General News

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Welcome Winter, waning season;
Now with night the New Year comes.
All who honor elder kinsfolk
Dance the dead to earthly drums.
Souls respected safeguard living
House we’ll hold and hallow hearth;
Blessings be on those who bide here,
Blessings be on those who bide here
And indeed on all the Earth.

~
by Leigh Ann Hussey

Samhain (pronounced Sow-inn) is the ancient Celtic New Year, the Last Harvest Festival and the onset of Winter, the Time the Veil between the Worlds is thinnest, whose traditions are echoed in our Halloween and All Souls’ Day.

We will celebrate the Celtic New Year by enacting a ritual inspired by Celtic myth. Myths are poetic statements of the life process. When we enact the myths in ritual, we enact our own growth and development, our passages. Children 12 and up are welcome at the ritual. Please reserve a spot for your younger children for childcare by Thursday, Oct 25 at noon. Please bring your favorite dish to share for the feast after the ritual. Costumes are socially correct.

Contacts Tom Yelton or Leslie Lowe (or contact the FPS office 978/443-2043) – for rides and about the childcare.

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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/23, 6:30pm

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Earth Centered, General News

winter solsticePlease join us for the Earth Center traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 23 at 6:30pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall.

The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/21). The children are welcome to join the adults for the feast.

If you are interested in helping in any way ( reading, singing, drumming, setting up, clean up), see Tom Yelton.

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Yule – Winter Solstice Ritual and Feast – Sat. 12/23, 6:30pm

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Earth Centered, General News

winter solsticePlease join us for the Earth Center traditions group’s annual Winter Solstice Ritual.  We will celebrate the Shortest Day of the year on Sat, Dec 23 at 6:30pm.  We turn the wheel of the year and bring back the sun, a chance to leave things in the old year and gather others for the new.  The ritual will be followed by a pot luck feast and carols in the Parish Hall.

The ceremony is appropriate for those approximately 12 years and up – use your own judgment. Childcare is available if requested by Thursday before the event (12/21). The children are welcome to join the adults for the feast.

If you are interested in helping in any way ( reading, singing, drumming, setting up, clean up), see Tom Yelton.

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12/17/16 Tonight’s Yule Celebration Cancelled

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Earth Centered, General News

Unfortunately, tonight’s celebration is cancelled due to inclement weather. Stay in, stay safe and warm.

Wishing you a very happy Solstice (December 21 at 5:44am).

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