"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.

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.

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.

February 2015
1 - Imbolc
8 - Workshop: Tarot in Your Life
15 - Ritual: Lenaia
22 - Forum: Standing on the Side of Love: Pagans and Social Justice

High Holiday: Imbolc

Time: 
Feb 1 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

The first signs of spring are showing up and the days are a tad longer, but the cold of winter is not over just yet. Join us at our community hearth as we celebrate the return to warmer weather through the aspects of Bridgid.

Our ritual will be followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish, dessert, or drink for 8 hungry celebrants. As part of our commitment to the Earth, we ask that you avoid disposable table service. We always have plenty of re-usable plates and such.

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

Ritual: Lenaia

Time: 
Feb 15 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

“Either through the influence of narcotic drink, of which all primitive men and peoples speak, or through the powerful coming on of spring, which drives joyfully through all of nature, that Dionysian excitement arises.... Under the magic of the Dionysian, not only does the bond between man and man lock itself in place once more, but also nature itself, no matter how alienated, hostile, or subjugated, rejoices again in her festival of reconciliation with her prodigal son, man.

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

Blue River Rescue

Time: 
Mar 28 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Type: 
Cleanup

Join Gaians at the 25th annual Blue River Rescue! Contact Jamie to let her know you're coming. More info on where to meet us at the Lakeside Nature Center will come closer to the date.

Location: 
Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132

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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