We will be holding a Cupcake fundraiser on Wednesday, October 12 from 10am – 3pm on the TSC patio. But we need to make the cupcakes first!!!!! Attached are some recipes. Please let us know which ones you like best.
I will post a sign up sheet later for the booth and need all slots filled by members. Please be punctual and polite. Please, no more than 2 members in or around the booth.
On September 30th from 8 to 9 pm at Kassie’s house (check the map on google calender)Kassie will teach a class on basic meditation, she will lead everyone in meditation techniques and speak on the importance of meditation and it’s use in paganism.
Kassie will be making Chicken soup ( it’s incredible so don’t worry). Participants should bring something to sit on the floor.
Please sign up to cook one dish as listed in above and use the recipe. As time gets closer and we get a better idea of how many people we will be serving that night we will adjust. Thanks all!
The files on the sign up sheet with an Astrix (*) next to” options” icon in the right hand side of the table have a recipe on file, please use it .If you sign up for an item you MUST bring it. We are the caterers for this event. The USUPA will worry about presentation, just make sure the item you signed up for gets there cooked. Items like the spiced ciders can be put in crock pots and turned on there.
Also remember some of these recipes can be made in advance and frozen. Just be sure you bring something to heat it in (crock pots suggested) . I recommend no longer than a couple of days if necessary though.
Guacamole can NOT be made in advance…just FYI
All of the Ritual players are expected to be at the event 2 hours early to set up ( 5:30pm) and make sure we have all we need. All other members contributing to the potluck, please be there an hour early(6:30).
I need a volunteer to be in charge of
Kitchen witch-someone to set up and retrieve pot luck items. Transfer them into any dishes, if necessary and make sure everything looks good.
Ancestral Item Guardian- someone to receive ancestral items as people check in and placing them on the altar, arranging them, putting them on stands or frames if needed.
Members do not have to pay if you have already paid your yearly dues.
Please bring a silver style framed photo of at least one passed loved one and/or an ancestral item.
We will have a covered altar this time and if the weather is bad now have the materials to have the ritual INSIDE if needed.
No costumes this year. Instead come draped in your best or favorite White, Red or Black ( or combination) clothing. Get your Halloween bug out Friday or Saturday(I hear tell there will plenty of parties, hosted by USU or USUPA members) this is Samhain Night, the sacred Day of the Dead, So please show proper respect and dress accordingly.
We will try to reimburse you for food costs if we make enough but by splitting up the food items hopefully the financial burden won’t be too taxing.
Also remember we CAN NOT cook in the kitchen at the UU church, we can heat things up but cooking is not allowed due to food safety standards. Anyone without a kitchen is welcome to use mine.
On the 24th of September from 11:00 – 12:30pm, The USUPA will host Witch’s Tea at Citrus and Sage Coffee shop.
Social time! good coffee (and Creps!) and good conversation with your favorite pagans. Look for Anya and Isaac this time. We will try to have a little sign announcing us for those that are new.
This full moon ritual on September 12th from 10 pm to 11 pm at the USU old main amphitheater. The USUPA provides everything needed for this event. Unless you are specifically asked to do so please do not bring anything else. All you need to bring is your pretty selves and an open heart.
Below is the link to the Paganism and Wicca talk that Kassie gave for Professor Glass-Coffin’s Anthropology of Religion class September 13, 2011.
Here is the link to the notes. I apologize that we did not get to speak on the holidays or more about the modern practice of it. Thank you all for listening today and I also apologize for my silliness near the end, I saw we weren’t going to get through the material and was trying to hurry.
Please know that despite my hurried and comedic explanation of Wicca it is a deeply spiritual practice that uses the guide of ancient practices, nature and a personal dedicated spirit to navigate a sacred course.
Thank you to all who joined us last night for our Earth-Based Spirituality class! We appreciate and welcome all who would like to continue attending our classes and events.
As requested during class last night, here is the link to the Prezi [online presentation] of Pantheism. It should contain all the notes needed if you’d like to go through and review anything I spoke on last night.
I identify myself as Pantheist with a strong belief that the different faiths and religions we all practice here in the USU Pagan Alliance are connected. I believe that the gods and goddesses that we pay homage to are all truths and identities associated with the ultimate divinity of our universe. If you have questions about Pantheism, feel free to send them my way or check out a few of these locations: