"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 our ritual which welcomed Danu, Irish Mother Goddess, as patron of our community for the coming year (until July 2015). We'd love to welcome you to our community!

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.

December 2014
14 - Forum: Gods Behaving Badly: Villains in Myth
21 - Yule
28 - Ritual: Discordian New Year

January 2015
4 - Class: Entering the Tree of Life: Malkuth

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.

Forum: Gods Behaving Badly: Villains in Myth

Time: 
Dec 14 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

The “bad guy” serves a purpose. Discuss that purpose in myths from pagan traditions, and explore myths in which the bad guy is also a god/dess, who may be a hero in a different tale.

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

Games Night

Time: 
Dec 19 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Type: 
Games Night

Games Night is a chance for Gaians of all ages to get together for fun, frivolity, and food, and NO OFFICIAL BUSINESS allowed! (We're not kidding - the Games Guru has spoken on this). Bring a game (or ten), bring a friend (or ten), or just bring yourself and a willingness to play and visit.

Snacks are welcomed but not required, to help the gaming crowds keep up their strength!

Location: 
Ubuntu Village

High Holiday: Yule

Time: 
Dec 21 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

As the nights grow ever longer and the days mostly colder, we find ourselves wanting to push the Wheel of the Year onward. Join us as we build ritual energy toward that goal, calling up the light from within and sealing it in flame and song to carry us through until spring.

Our ritual will be followed by a potluck. Please bring dish, dessert, or drink for 8 hungry celebrants. We ask that you label your ingredients and use non-disposable dishes and utensils. If you forget your dishes, we always have some!

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

Ritual: Discordian New Year

Time: 
Dec 28 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

Join us as we end the year with the Feast of Malaclypse the Elder. We will ritually and enthusiastically say "goodbye and good riddance" to all the disappointments, heartache, and sorrows of the past year by constructing, and then destroying, a representation of same. Please bring non-breakable items that you can use to represent the setbacks of the past year. Suitable materials will also be provided. We will then invite Saint Mal to share with us our hopes 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.

Class: Exploring the Tree of Life: The Kingdom

Time: 
Jan 4 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Class

Called 'the Yoga of the West', the Qabalah is the backbone of the Western Mystery Tradition. Though it has much to offer a spiritual or magical seeker, it is often thought of by modern pagans as impenetrable, difficult, or irrelevant. In this workshop, we will make an accessible introduction to the Tree of Life glyph, beginning in the sphere of creation, Malkuth, the Kingdom. We'll use meditation, guided visualization, experiential work, and discussion to gain a better understanding of this sphere of existence and the "road map" that is the Tree itself.

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