"Caring for the Earth and each other because our lives depend on it."

Welcome!

Gaia Community is an earth-based, pagan Unitarian Universalist congregation meeting in the Manheim Park neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. We meet every Sunday at 3 p.m. Each week we present either a participatory pagan ritual, a discussion forum, or a class. See our calendar to stay up to date with events. We also offer KidSpace, our children's program, during the service.

We welcome all who share our values and our commitments, regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual or affectional orientation, or disability.

To the left, you see the altar built for a celebration of the Lenaia, a Dionysian festival commemorating the signs of coming spring and new wine. You are welcome to join us this spring!

Learn more about us, or keep reading on this page for a list of upcoming events. You may also want to check out our newsletter, the Earth Healer.

Coming Soon to Gaia Community

Here is a list of Sunday service titles for as far out as they are planned. Currently, the Ritual Teams Committee plans rituals four times a year. Our calendar will be the best place to read information about these rituals, which is usually available a few weeks before its date. Sometimes titles change during planning, but the topics don't usually change. Furthermore, occasionally classes & workshops move around. Please keep an eye on this page to stay up to date.

July 2015
5 - Ritual in Chant
12 - GOD AUCTION
19 - Forum: When the Rivers Run Dry
26 - Ritual: Farewell to Danu

Gaia T-Shirt Sale!

We are pleased to announce that we now have shiny new logo t-shirts for sale at http://gaiauu.spreadshirt.com/!

Check them out - we are currently offering either the multi-colored logo on white shirts, or a white logo on green shirts (but it's spreadshirt, so you can get other colors if you like). We also have a quite capacious tote bag and a lovely green sweatshirt with the white logo centered on the front.

Gaia makes a few dollars off of each shirt sold, so this is a fundraiser as well as a way to show your affiliation with the community.

Please do note that the shirts are not all the same type of shirt, so check the sizing info before you order.

Ritual Teams Meeting

Time: 
Jul 1 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Committee Meeting

Members of the Ritual Teams Committee meet each month to discuss upcoming Sunday rituals, critique previous events, and other aspects of the shared ministry at Gaia Community. Anyone who has successfully completed the Excellence in Ritual course and wishes to attend this meeting or serve on Ritual Teams should contact the Ritual Teams Coordinator.

This meeting is always held at Ubuntu Village.

Location: 
Ubuntu Village North, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110

Ritual in Chant

Time: 
Jul 5 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

Creating music together helps to strengthen our bonds with each other. Songs, especially during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, have been used to promote social justice and drive change. Join us as we lift our voices in song (namely, many of our favorite chants) to create a ritual in which we can renew our commitments to social justice and to ourselves as agents of change. We encourage you to bring your drum(s) and other rhythm instruments!

KidSpace Involvement: 
Kids above nursery-age are welcome to attend with their parents, but the service will be geared toward the adults.

God Auction 2015

Time: 
Jul 12 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
God Auction

Our annual fundraiser for the community and for Harvesters, at which we choose our community's patron for the coming year.

KidSpace Involvement: 
Kids above nursery-age are welcome to attend with their parents, but the service will be geared toward the adults.

God Auction

2015 God Auction

On July 12, 2015, Gaia Community will hold its 13th annual God Auction. Our patron for the 2015-2016 year will be chosen from Brigid, Columbia, and Hephaestos. See you there!

Social Justice League Presents:

This year, the Social Justice League is taking on a new challenge; we're starting a resource blog. Some of Gaia Community's Sunday services touch on issues of social justice, equitable society, and how we might make a difference in our community and in our world. We also talk from time to time about how our members, friends, and family might find help in areas where we need it. The purpose of this portion of our website is to both record what we learn in those services, and to share knowledge from the SJL's experience and research.

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