Did you miss our “Origins Stories” worship service celebrating 20 years of Mystic Grove? Catch it in the video archives! In it, we reflect on how the various threads of our origin stories weave together. How will you add your story to the colorful, ever unfolding tapestry at First Unitarian Church of Orlando?
Come celebrate Mystic Grove CUUPs 20th Anniversary over a whole weekend of activities!
Friday Nov 26, 7 PM ZOOM “Circle of Sacred Song and Sound” with Abigail Spinner Mcbride Together, we will create a sacred, safe space, to explore our breath and sing like we’ve never sung before. When our voices have opened to sounds we didn’t know we could make, to heights and depths of harmony and dissonance we didn’t know existed? We will make sweet memories to remember through the season of the coming dark of winter. Cost is suggested sliding scale $15-$30 donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Pay online at www.orlandouu.organd click on DONATE. Please put “Circle of Sacred Song” in the memo line.
Sunday, Nov 28 10:30 AM EST Sanctuary “Origin Stories” Sunday Morning Worship
We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mystic Grove CUUPs by reflecting on how the various threads of our origin stories weave together. How will you add your story to the colorful, ever unfolding tapestry at First Unitarian Church of Orlando?
Sunday, Nov 28, 12 PM EST in Classroom A and over Zoom “Ask Me Anything” Did you enjoy the music in today’s service? Come meet our special musical guest, pagan artist Abigail Spinner McBride and “ask her anything” about her work. pagan music, and experiences! We will Zoom from Classroom A in person, or you can join from your device anywhere.
Did you miss it last week? You can catch the 2021 Midsummer Service. Not all Unitarian Universalists believe the same things. Not all UU Pagans are the same kind of pagan. Celebrate the Summer Solstice and the return of the rainy season as we explore the different pagan paths that lie inside “The Pagan Umbrella.”
Homework is “pick your level.” Suggested minimum is from the red square area of the study hall 2 sheet.
These are the main items
Read Article #2 “What is Ritual?”
Practice #2 “A Solo Hour in Nature”
Think about what “sacred space” means to you.
As willing and able, you can explore other ideas on the sheet if you wish. We do NOT expect you to try to do it all! It’s just for ideas. You can also pick your own activity or idea to explore for your spiritual practice this month.
Next time we talk about creating “sacred space.” We add a few more components to mini ritual — practicing casting the circle, calling elements, calling the lord and lady, raising energy in a simple way, and cakes and ale. Then we practice releasing all the things and opening the circle back up as we leave sacred space.
Our new tool is the pentacle plate. You can use any plate to serve your “cakes” at the home altar.
Minimal supplies are your
UU chalice/candle/finger chalice
a small plate with bread, cookies, or other treat for “cake”
a glass with a beverage for “ale.”
You can set up your student altar with extra items if you wish.
You can bring a drum if you have one or you can drum on your lap or table.
We enjoyed seeing you today and look forward to seeing you next month!