"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 door to 4327 Troost Avenue, the location of the Ubuntu Village Community Center, where we meet each week. We hope to see you there!

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.

April 2014
13 - Workshop: Junk Drawer Divination
20 - Ritual: Drumming Day
27 - Penny Auction Pep Rally

May 2014
4 - High Holiday: Beltane

2014 Penny Auction

It's time once again to start gearing up for God Auction! Penny Auction is underway! Every Sunday through potluck at Beltane, vote for your favored Power(s) with your loose change. We accept US coins, because foreign currency and things that look like coin but aren't money make the bank unhappy. Each week, we'll update the totals so you can see if your favorite is slipping. The top 3 powers when all is said and done advance to God Auction in July. A new addition for this year will be the Penny Auction Pep Rally, held in late April. At the pep rally, you can drum up support of your favored powers. More info on that as it draws nearer.

Read more about the powers here: http://gaiacommunity.org/files/2014PennyAuctionInfoSheet.pdf

Totals (in alphabetical order, top three in bold):

Workshop: Junk Drawer Divination

Time: 
Apr 13 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Workshop

"Junk drawer divination" Worshop presented by Rob (Sage) Amerine--bring a couple of odds and ends you have lying around, maybe from that junk drawer we all have, that represent you. We will put them together and make a divination tool and practice using it to do divination.

KidSpace Plans:
Art in the Park (Field Trip to the Nelson Sculpture Garden)
We will visit the outdoor sculpture gardens at the Nelson Atkins Museum. Most of these are abstracts, allowing for personal interpretation. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Permission forms will be available before ritual.

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: 
Apr 18 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

Ritual: Drumming Day

Time: 
Apr 20 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

In honor of Earth Day, drummer Alex Bedoya from Costa Rica will be joining us for a combined ritual/drumming workshop with the theme "Rhythm of the Earth." Bring your drums, cowbells, claves and shakers for a fun two hours of making music together. Beginners and all levels of drummers welcome.

KidSpace Plans:
Earth Day
What is Earth Day? How do we celebrate it? How do we protect our Mother Earth? Come celebrate our planet, ----“because our lives depend on it.”

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

Ritual for Business

Time: 
Apr 26 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Type: 
Special Ritual for Business

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

April 2014's meeting is when elections will be held! Please contact John, our treasurer, if you are unsure about your voting status.

Location: 
Ubuntu Village North, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
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