"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 an altar built at Summer Solstice 2014, to honor the Sun and the animal spirits. Like this one, many of our altars are built by the congregation during the ritual. We would love to see you come out to add your personal touch to one of our future altars!

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

2014 God Auction

On July 13, 2014, Gaia Community elected Danu as its patron for the 2014-2015 year!

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.

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.

July 2014
27 - Farewell to Oshun: Moyubba Ochun

August 2014
3 - Lammas
10 - Class: Danu
17 - Ritual: Welcome Danu

Ritual: Farewell to Oshun: Moyubba Ochun

Time: 
Jul 27 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Ritual

This will be our patron farewell ritual to Oshun. We would ask you to prepare the following to ensure full participation in ritual:

1. Your voice. We will be singing
2. Short prayers or requests that can be said aloud or to yourself (ex. I ask Oshun to bless my father-in-law who is very ill.)
3. Praise offerings and gifts to the following:
a. Gaia Community Unitarian Universalist
b. Harvesters - The Community Food Network
c. Oshun

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

High Holiday: Lammas

Time: 
Aug 3 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

As we approach the end of the summer, we start to see the first fruits of the harvest; the result of the season's long work of sowing and growing. What seeds have you sown in your life? Do you visualize a bountiful harvest for yourself, or do you need to put more time and energy into your goal? Join us to explore these questions, celebrate our harvests, and turn the wheel of the year.

Here is some useful information to help you prepare for the ritual:

  • Ritual will be followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish or beverage to feed eight hungry celebrants. We do not currently have access to a kitchen, so please plan accordingly. We do have places to plug in crock pots, and if you contact Jamie with some warning, there could also be a cooler with ice. We also ask that you bring along reusable dishes and utensils, but if you forget, we have plenty extra.
  • Please bring your drum if you have one.
  • Our ritual will be in modified British Traditional Wicca style. Feel free to come dressed in ritual robes or other finery, and if you have a magical tool, such as an athame or wand, bring it along, too.
KidSpace Involvement: 
Kids younger than the Trees class are unlikely to find today's Sunday service interesting or fulfilling.

Current Operating Budget

Gaia Community's annual budget goes to both basic expenses such as rent and paying our KidSpace teachers, and more lofty goals such as donating money to charitable causes and supporting the Unitarian Universalist Association.

The proposed 2014-2015 budget can be viewed here. At June's RfB, we will approve the budget. If you have questions or comments in the meantime, please contact Kimberly.

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