"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 4 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 an effigy of Dionysus, our patron for the 2016-2017 year. Please join us as we explore how he can influence our lives.

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.

February 2017
19 - Ritual: Chaoflux (Discordian Arc)
26 - Class: Greek Theatre

March 2017
5 - Bardic Circle
12 - Ritual: Greater Dionysia

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 2017

The nomination process for the 2017 God Auction has begun! We will take up to fifteen names of gods and powers, through Spring Equinox. At Spring Equinox we will put those names out for a 'penny auction' (any American coinage, really) that runs through Beltane.

To nominate someone, get a paper form on Sundays or fill out this online form!

Ritual: Chaoflux (Discordian Arc)

Time: 
Feb 19 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

The Season of Aftermath has given way to the Season of Chaos, and thus our Discordian Arc draws to a close. Having passed through all of the Five Seasons, we are now prepared to embrace our own madness. Join us as we celebrate Chaoflux, the festival day of this Season, with a walking meditation on the preceding year.

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

Craft Circle

Time: 
Feb 23 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mar 23 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Apr 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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May 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Jun 22 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Jul 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Aug 24 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Sep 28 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Oct 26 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Covenant Group

The Sacred Crafting Covenant Group meets to work on projects, share ideas, teach and learn new crafts. Contact Erin for more information. Anyone is welcome, whether or not they are an official member of the community.

Location: 
Erin's Place, 4301 W 74th Terr. Prairie Village, KS 66208

Ritual for Business

Time: 
Feb 25 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Mar 25 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Apr 22 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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May 27 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Jun 24 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Jul 22 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Aug 26 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Oct 28 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Type: 
Ritual for Business

Our church's monthly business meeting. All are welcome, but only full active members may take part in the consensus process.

Location: 
The Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110)

Class: Greek Theatre

Time: 
Feb 26 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Type: 
Class

For the ancient Greeks, "going to the theater" was more than just an enjoyable way to spend a few hours -- the tragedies and comedies were an integral part of civic and religious life. In this class we'll be discussing the Dionysian festivals at which the plays were performed and the religious and political contexts that shaped ancient drama. Come play Stump the Classicist with Via!

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

Craft Circle

Time: 
Feb 23 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mar 23 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Apr 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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May 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Jun 22 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Jul 27 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Aug 24 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time: 
Sep 28 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time: 
Oct 26 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Covenant Group

The Sacred Crafting Covenant Group meets to work on projects, share ideas, teach and learn new crafts. Contact Erin for more information. Anyone is welcome, whether or not they are an official member of the community.

Location: 
Erin's Place, 4301 W 74th Terr. Prairie Village, KS 66208

Ritual for Business

Time: 
Feb 25 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Mar 25 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Apr 22 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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May 27 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Jun 24 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Jul 22 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Aug 26 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
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Sep 23 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Time: 
Oct 28 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Type: 
Ritual for Business

Our church's monthly business meeting. All are welcome, but only full active members may take part in the consensus process.

Location: 
The Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110)
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