Mystic Grove 20th Anniversary Weekend Events

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.org and click on DONATE.  Please put “Circle of Sacred Song” in the memo line. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92997635557?pwd=VEZ6dXJaWjhlZ2gwVGJsd3luTXFlUT09

Meeting ID: 929 9763 5557
Passcode: Spinner

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/438729971022805

Saturday, Nov 27, 7 PM ZOOM
Virtual Bonfire

Gather around the virtual bonfire with your stories, songs, and memories.  We’ll take a look back in the Mystic Grove photo album, share our favorite memories, and listen/sing to some of our fav songs. 

Come celebrate 20 years of learning, worshipping, playing, and sharing together! 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91354334159?pwd=UWQ3ZXRnNnZEUW9hVXMvWHFjeFlQQT09

Meeting ID: 913 5433 4159
Passcode: MGBonfire

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/606875270362246

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?

You can RSVP to attend in person from the link in the Weekly Bulletin or tune in online over 1U Facebook Live and 1U YouTube. 

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. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97023915294?pwd=dlpuRTl2bjQxNE45SVVWL01DWlRBZz09

Meeting ID: 970 2391 5294
Passcode: AskMe

Facebook RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/218718690403769/

For more info about any of the weekend activities, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org

Midsummer 2021 – The Pagan Umbrella

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.” 

You can view it on First Unitarian Facebook Video collection…
https://www.facebook.com/151216695608/videos/162725095899093

Or on the YouTube collection. 



Paganism 101 Lesson 2 is posted

Wheel Mandala
Thanks to everyone who was able to come to Lesson 2 today!
REVIEW
Both the slide deck PDF and the Study Hall sheet for Lesson 2 are posted online at
That is the main “hub” for all the class stuff. You can use the LESSONS tab at the top to get to the ones available so far. Both Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 materials are posted.
You can talk to classmates in between sessions on the matching Facebook group if you wish.
HOMEWORK
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
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! 🙂

Paganism 101 – 4th Fridays Spring 2021

Series of 10 online classes starts on Feb 26, 2021

7 PM – 9 PM EST

This course introduces the practices, beliefs, and history of modern pagan spirituality. Participants in this rudimentary class will create and maintain a student altar as we explore basic altar set up and ritual tools, the wheel of the year, deity, the four elements, and more. We also touch on different pagan paths and examine how modern paganism fits with Unitarian Universalist principles.

  • If you are a newbie seeker on the pagan path, the class can help you find confidence in your journey and ideas for future study.
  • If you are an experienced pagan, the class can help you refresh your practice, share your experience with others, and help you determine if you wish to teach
  • If you are UU, the class expands your world religions knowledge while helping you to understand your Pagan friends, coworkers, and family members better

SYLLABUS

Lesson 1
Feb 26, 2021

Orientation

Introduction to Class

(7 PM EST – 9:30 PM EST – this class only due to orientation)

Lesson 2
Mar 26, 2021

The Power and Practice of Ritual

Lesson 3
April 23, 2021

The Circle – Creating Sacred Space

Lesson 4
May 28, 2021

The Elements

Lesson 5
Jun 25, 2021

The Goddess and God

Lesson 6
July 23, 2021

The Feminine and Masculine

Lesson 7
Aug 27, 2021

The Wheel of the Year

Lesson 8
Sept 24, 2021

Magic and Spellcraft

Lesson 9
Oct 22, 2021

The Moon And Divination

Lesson 10
Nov 19, 2021

Where Do We Go From Here?

Note Date Change due to Thanksgiving! 

FACEBOOK STUDY GROUP

You can join the Paganism 101 Facebook Study group at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mgpaganism101

COST AND REGISTRATION

Class is FREE.  $5 per class donation welcome but not required.  To register please visit https://tinyurl.com/MGPaganism101Registration

For more information, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org