2015 Public Lughnasadh/Lammas Ritual – First Harvest Celebration

Presented by: Suki and Friends.

DATE Saturday, August 1, 2015
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.

This is the season of the first major harvest. Yes, we've already been eating from our gardens, but for those serious, survive-the-winter crops, things are only getting started.

In Minnesota and vicinity, we see the signs:

  • Sumac spikes are deep red.
  • The corn is beginning to spike.
  • The first hay has been baled.
  • The early fruits have come in.
  • We're shopping for canning supplies and freezer bags.
  • The highway crews are scurrying to get the roads ready in time for the State Fair, and we see billboards for County Fairs.

Wait! County Fairs?
Yeah, remember those? Traditionally these were when folks met, sold their early crops, and forged alliances, both mutual-aid and interpersonal. Another of the popular handfasting times, this is the time for the "last fling" before the backbreaking work of winter-preparation set in.

It is in this context that you are cordially invited to attend the Harvest Fair that is known as Lughnasadh, Lammas, Shavout, Onam, Obon, Green Corn Festival, and by many other names. Please bring a seasonally-themed dish to share and be prepared to join in the dancing and music (especially drumming) that is so universal.

We will sing and dance and drum and raise energy to:

  • Thank our ancestors who have taught us to share the fruits of our labors.
  • Thank the earth for providing the means of our survival.
  • Thank one another for our mutual assistance.
  • And thank ourselves for simply being alive.

Come join in the Dance of Life!

Blessed Be!
-Suki and Friends


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

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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, splease check back to confirm
Contact our Secretary at Secretary@WiccanChurchMN.Org for more details
Sabbat Date Presenter(s) Newsletter
Deadline
Lammas '15 8/1/15 Suki and Friends 7/5/15
Mabon '15 9/19/15   8/20/15
Samhain '15 10/31/15   9/30/15
Yule '15 12/19/15   11/24/15
Imbolc '16 1/30/16   12/30/15
Ostara '16 3/19/16   2/20/16
Beltaine '16 4/30/16 Annie and John and Emrys Anu 3/31/16

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 currently scheduled for:
Sunday, September 13, 2015, Noon to as late as 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: To Be Determined.

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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