"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.

May 2015
17 - Wherever Waters Flow: A Real-Time, Online Ritual Presented by Gaia Community
24 - Sharing Our Spirits
31 - Ritual: The Hanged Man (Tarot Arc)

June 2015
7 - Forum: General Assembly Topics

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.

Penny Auction 2015

The 2015 Penny Auction has concluded! The three contenders going to God Auction are Brigid, Columbia, and Hephaestos. See you there!
The table below shows the final standings:

Social Justice Committee

Time: 
May 13 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Type: 
Committee Meeting

The Social Justice Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month and usually meets at Jamie's place. Of late, the meetings have discussed ongoing seasonal charity projects, or ideas for the next one to come.

Contact Andrew, David, Jamie, or Kimberly if you'd like to learn more, or have ideas for charity projects.

Location: 
Jamie's Place, 10407 Tullis Ave., Kansas City, MO 64134

Games Night

Time: 
May 15 2015 - 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 (4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110)

The Not-Quite-Annual-But-Totally-Awesome Gaia Garage Sale

Time: 
May 16 2015 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Type: 
Fundraiser

Listed times are approximate.

This May, we're doing it again: an all-Gaian garage sale to benefit the community. Got stuff that you want rid of? Donate it! Need stuff? Come buy ours! Save the date, details to follow.

Contact Kit with questions about donations.

Location: 
Rosemary's (Old) Place, 601 W 101st St., Kansas City, MO

Wherever Waters Flow: A Real-Time, Online Ritual Presented by Gaia Community

Time: 
May 17 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

It's experimental ritual time! (isn't it always?) We got feedback this winter to try something for weekends when the weather might not be suitable to meeting in person... and of course we miss all of our far-flung members and friends. So this ritual will be done online, on Facebook (this time...), at the usual time but from whatever place you happen to be. Go to this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/354280614765266/

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

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.

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!

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