2015 Public Midsummer Ritual – Basking in the Sun

Presented by: Wind Daughter.

DATE Saturday, June 20, 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.

Midsummer is a time to bask in the sun. The God is at the height of His virility. The Goddess is pregnant and full of life. They are basking in their glory and their love for each other.

On the physical plane, the crops have been planted and it is time for us to step back and let the sun, rain, and soil bring the crops to fruition. It is time for us to enjoy. With intention, we put our bare feet on the soil and lift our faces to the sky. Will we feel the heat of the sun or the caress of rain? Whatever the sensation, this is the time of the year to let out a deep breath, pause, and bask in it.

The purpose of this ritual is to honor the Sun God and Earth Mother by contemplating the ways we bask in physical pleasure and contentment.

After the ritual will be a community pot luck picnic. If weather permits, we will set up some tables outside. Please bring a dish to share.

Thanks,
Wind Daughter

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
Midsummer '15 6/20/15 Wind Daughter 5/25/15
Lammas '15 8/1/15   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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