2014 Public Yule Ritual

Presented by the Coven of Misfit Toys

DATE Saturday, December 20, 2014
TIME

6:30 p.m. Gather, 7:00 p.m. Ritual

RITUAL
PLACE

Living Table UCC
4001 38th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-729-7556
Google Map Link

Closest MetroTransit Route: 7E (will require a couple of blocks' walk)


 PLEASE NOTE:
The address above is the site of our rituals, but it is NOT our Church's Mailing Address. Please visit our Contact Page for WiCoM's E-mail and Earth-Mail addresses.

Greetings and Salutations!

As the days deepen and the nights  lengthen we approach, now, the Longest Night. Mother Night. The Night that gives birth to all the nights of the year. The Coven of Misfit Toys is pleased to offer this year's Yule rite in honor and celebration of that Night. 

Our intent for the ritual is: Birthing into the Light. We ask participants to consider what it is they wish to manifest as the Wheel Turns and the Light is reborn. What will the next harvest season yield? What blessings, changes, hopes, dreams, transitions, and transformations will be carefully planted, incubated, warmed, watered, nurtured, and finally brought to fruition? 

As in prior years our Yule Rite will be a Feasting event. Participants are asked to bring a feast dish to share. Families are welcomed and encouraged; this is a child friendly ritual. 

May the Blessings of the Dark Time feed your Spirit,

EmrysAnu
Priestess - Coven of Misfit Toys

Questions? Contact the ritualist(s) at: ritualist@WiccanChurchMN.Org

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Ritual Feedback Meeting
(For those who attend the ritual to extend their kudos and their suggestions for improvement on the ritual as presented.)
Sunday, December 28, 2014, Noon to 2pm
Roseville Branch, Ramsey County Library, Board Room
(2nd floor, far corner. If necessary, ask for directions at the Librarians' Desk)
2180 North Hamline Ave Roseville, MN 55113
See map: Google Maps
Tel. 651-724-6001

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Access to Ritual (Dates Through The Wheel)

Many Wiccans choose to practice their spirituality as solitary practitioners, others seek a group ritual experience. Not all who desire group ritual experience are members of a coven or other group to fulfill that need. WiCoM tries to meet the needs of these members by sponsoring group celebrations of the eight sabbats.

Upcoming Sabbats and Deadlines
Preliminary schedule, please check back to confirm
Contact our Secretary at Secretary@WiccanChurchMN.Org for more details
Sabbat Date Presenter(s) Newsletter
Deadline
Yule '14 12/20/14 Coven of Misfit Toys 11/20/14
Imbolc '15 1/31/15 Emrys Anu 12/31/14
Ostara '15 3/21/15 Beth and Carrie 2/21/15
Beltaine '15 5/2/15 Estelle, Qwill, Suki with Yunion and Beth 4/2/15

Church-recognized Elders and Teachers have voting rights at their respective moots. Moots are scheduled consecutively: General, Teachers, Elders, and Executive.

Self Governance

WiCoM is governed by an Executive Board made up of an Elders' Representative, a Teachers' Representative and a General Representative, who are advised by our May Queen, Green Man and Fool, and assisted by the Treasurer, Secretary and Webcrafter. The operations of the Church are overseen by four Trustees, and the books are periodically independently audited. We are required by our bylaws to convene a minimum of four meetings, or "moots," each year to formally conduct the Church's business. All moots are open to the public and public participation is welcome. Dues-paid members of at least Voting Membership level may vote at the General Moot. Church-recognized Elders and Teachers have voting rights at their respective moots. Moots are scheduled consecutively: General, Teachers, Elders, and Executive.

The next round of moots is tentatively scheduled for:
Sunday, March 8, 2015, Noon to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Roseville Public Library (check for which room)
2180 North Hamline Ave
Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Office: 651-724-6001
Link to Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1ufja

Subsequent Moots: To Be Announced.

Public Awareness

In the past WiCoM has co-sponsored various informational meetings with different groups for the purpose of community education and hospitality. Examples of such groups include the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments (community education) and sponsoring a suite at the Minicon science fiction convention (hospitality). At these and other events, WiCoM is dedicated to the portrayal of Wicca as a life-affirming spiritual path.

Community

Many members of WiCoM are also members of other Wiccan and pagan organizations, both locally and nationally. Our newsletter, "The WitchTower", has been sent as a part of an information exchange to organizations in Minneapolis and to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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