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…

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!
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 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! 🙂

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


Lesson 1
Feb 26, 2021


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! 


You can join the Paganism 101 Facebook Study group at



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

Seeker Class – 3rd Sundays Spring 2021


Seeker Class PR Flier copy

Seeker Class PR Flier Spring 2021

Are you curious about Paganism and/or Unitarian Universalism? Is this the path for you? Take this class to find out what it is all about.  Both newbies and long term UU’s and Pagans gather to share their questions and experiences in lively discussion in this 90 minute class. 


Feb 21, 2021

  • Pagan Paths – An Overview
  • Public Rituals

Mar 21, 2021

  • Paganism – Truth and Tales
  • Wicca and Witchcraft

Apr 18, 21

  • Safety in the Circle
  • Skyclad – The Bare Facts

May 16, 2021

  • Sacred Knives
  • Sacred Ground

June 20, 2021

  • The Faith of UU Pagans
  • Brief History of CUUPs
  • About Mystic Grove CUUPs


 You can join the Seeker Class study group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mgseekerclass


This class is FREE.  A $5 donation per class is welcome but not required.  You can donate online or send a check. 

To register please visit https://tinyurl.com/MGSeekerClassRegistration

For more info, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org