2015 Public Ostara Ritual

Presented by the Beth and Cassie

DATE Saturday, March 21, 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.

The Fertile Earth, quickened at Imbolc, rises quickly to fulfill the promise of new life.

Look around you. The solar energies rise. The snow (what didn't fall on the East Coast) is melting, albeit in fits and starts.

We may not even realize it about ourselves, but to others it seems we've all been feeling restless and out-of-sorts. Yet ... not without the hope of things to come. In this we are not unlike the gravid Gaia, giving birth to the newly-regenerated world.

Please join us at this year's public Ostara Ritual to honor and encourage the fertility of the fresh, new world. As the Earth regenerates it's own creative energies, so, too, will we nourish and encourage the creative energies within ourselves. These energies are not limited to our personal being. Indeed, they are manifest in everything around us. Our creativity and our hopes will be fertilized and encouraged to grow, eventually to blossom and to bear their own fruit.

This is a joyous time - bring your hopes and plans for your next "crop" and let's celebrate!

Please bring a seasonally appropriate feast item to share after the conclusion of our ritual.

Blessing of the Season,

Beth and Cassie

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, please check back to confirm
Contact our Secretary at Secretary@WiccanChurchMN.Org for more details
Sabbat Date Presenter(s) Newsletter
Deadline
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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