"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 a celebration of the Lenaia, a Dionysian festival commemorating the signs of coming spring and new wine. You are welcome to join us this spring!

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.

Martial Magick with Kate Ashworth

Time: 
Mar 21 2015 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Type: 
Fundraiser

Martial Magick ™ is a study of the esoteric crossroads between the occult and the martial arts. This workshop will introduce the principles of the work, and demonstrate some applications.

Kate Ashworth is 1st Degree black belt and instructor in Kung Fu San Soo and Wiccan High Priestess. She teaches in the Kansas City area.

This workshop is a fundraiser for Ubuntu Village's fire escape project. All proceeds will go towards the cause.

Space is limited to 30 participants. Sign up online to reserve your spot for $20 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martial-magick-with-kate-ashworth-tickets-1...), or buy in at the door for $25.

Location: 
Ubuntu Village (4327 Troost Ave)

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.

March 2015
22 - Spring Equinox
29 - Class: The Tree of Life: Yesod

April 2015
5 - Bardic Circle and the Immolation of Peeps
12 - Ritual: Pledge Sunday

Penny Auction 2015

The 2015 Penny Auction has begun! Penny Auction 2015 starts at our Spring Equinox ritual on March 22 and will continue to the end of potluck at our Beltane ritual on May 3. There are 11 contenders: Brigid, Columbia, Eris, Ganesh, Heimdall, Hephaestos, Odin, Philotes, Prometheus, Spider, and Weiland. Each Sunday during Penny Auction, you can vote for the power(s) you want to advance to God Auction by placing US coins of any denomination into the power's jar. We'll announce the current top 3 each week, and announce the final 3 on Beltane.

Open this pdf to read more about the powers.

The table below is updated weekly:

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.

High Holiday: Spring Equinox: Spring Thaw

Time: 
Mar 22 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
High Holiday

During the 'Divining Danu' ritual last December, we learned a number of possible ways to relate to our enigmatic patron for the year. One of those images has particular significance on the Spring Equinox: a flame or a light encased in a mountain of ice. This year, as the temperature warms and the seasons shift, we'll use that metaphor and others to help get things moving and flowing forward. This ritual will be done in the style of ADF Druidry, so bringing items, oaths, or performances for Praise Offerings is very appropriate.

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

Blue River Rescue

Time: 
Mar 28 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Type: 
Cleanup

Join Gaians at the 25th annual Blue River Rescue! Contact Jamie to let her know you're coming. More info on where to meet us at the Lakeside Nature Center will come closer to the date.

Location: 
Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132

Ritual for Business

Time: 
Mar 29 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:45pm
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. Please note the date and time change for March's meeting. In order to avoid conflicting with Blue River Rescue, March's RfB will be held on Sunday the 29th, starting at 1 PM and ending before the scheduled class at 3 PM.

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

Exploring the Tree of Life: At the Foundation

Time: 
Mar 29 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Type: 
Class

In January, we began our study of the Tree of Life, the 'road map' of Qabalistic thought, by examining the 10th sphere, Malkuth. Now, we move up the 32nd path and enter Yesod, the Foundation. Join us as we gaze into Yesod's mirrors and explore the unconscious, the creative imagination, and other foundations of spiritual work.

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

Social Justice League Presents:

This year, the Social Justice League is taking on a new challenge; we're starting a resource blog. Some of Gaia Community's Sunday services touch on issues of social justice, equitable society, and how we might make a difference in our community and in our world. We also talk from time to time about how our members, friends, and family might find help in areas where we need it. The purpose of this portion of our website is to both record what we learn in those services, and to share knowledge from the SJL's experience and research.

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