"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.

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 2014
26 - FORUM OF DEATH (and candy!)

November 2014
2 - Samhain
9 - Class: Alternative Voting Systems
16 - Ritual: Singing Meditation

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).

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.

FORUM OF DEATH (with candy!)

Time: 
Oct 26 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Forum

As we approach the turning of the wheel at Samhain, we honor those who have gone before us, and those who have left us behind. We also turn our thoughts to the cycle of life and death itself, and confront our own mortality. In this week's forum, we are inspired by the Death Salon movement to talk over issues about death, dying, and what comes after. To sweeten the experience, we'll also be decorating sugar skulls that can be used at our Samhain ritual, and sharing some delicious candy.

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

High Holiday: Samhain

Time: 
Nov 2 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

The Wheel of the Year turns to Samhain, a time of remembering our beloved dead, of celebrating our family, and welcoming in a new year. We will come together to honor our ancestors and strengthen our connections to each other. Our ritual will include our children above nursery-age. Please bring with you the names of those who have passed on since last Samhain and pictures or tokens of remembrance for any of your beloved dead. Please also bring in books for the Women’s Prison Book Project. This will be our last week collecting books to help serve these women, especially non-spiral bound blank books, books about alternative spiritual practices, books in Spanish, and Spanish-English dictionaries. Used books are okay!

Also, our ritual will be followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish, dessert, or drink to serve 8 hungry celebrants. We do not currently have access to a kitchen, but we do have space for crock pots. We ask that you avoid disposable table service. If you forget yours, we always have extra!

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