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

Big Change!

At our September Ritual for Business, we consensed to change the time of our Sunday service to 4PM. This change will happen on November 6, which is also the day Daylight Saving Time ends and we "fall back." There will be plenty of reminders throughout the next month, and we hope to see you at 4 on the 6th of November!

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 from our ritual about the Star from the Major Arcana of the Tarot. We built a small oasis that reflected the image on the card. We were reminded that a pause to relax and refresh on a long journey is important. As we gear up for the busy-ness of spring and summer, we invite you to join us on Sundays for refreshment of body, mind, and spirit.

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.

God Auction

2016 God Auction

On July 10, 2016, Gaia Community held its 14th annual God Auction. Our new patron is Dionysus!

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.

October 2016
2 - Sharing Our Spirits
9 - Forum: Paganism and Sci-Fi/Fantasy
16 - Ritual: The World (Tarot Arc)
23 - Workshop: Green Cleaning

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: Sharing Our Spirits

Time: 
Oct 2 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

This Sunday's ritual will be planned and put on by those in attendance. Bring along ideas or tools, or just bring yourself!

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

Ritual Teams Meeting

Time: 
Oct 5 2016 - 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 The Heart of the Dove.

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

Movie Night

Time: 
Oct 6 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Type: 
Other

We'll be viewing In Search of General Tso, a documentary about Chinese food in America and its connection to Chinese culture.

Location: 
Kimberly's Place, 1306 E. 118th St., KCMO

Forum: Paganism & Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Time: 
Oct 9 2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

We'll discuss the influence of paganism on speculative fiction and of speculative fiction on paganism. Beware: you may leave with a long list of books to read and movies to watch!

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

Boo! (An Evening of Scary Stories around the Bonfire)

Time: 
Oct 22 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Type: 
Other

We had so much fun in August at the bonfire, we want to do it again! Please join us for fire, story, and fun. This time, it's right before Halloween/Samhain, so the theme is scary or spooky stories. (Although we're happy to have any sort of performance you wish to share.) Please bring your own chair if you have one. Once again, we will have a "donation cooler" with sodas, beers, and ciders, with proceeds to benefit Gaia Community.

Location: 
Kimberly's Place, 1306 E. 118th St., KCMO
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