Samhain High Rite

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Our Samhain High Rite will be held on Saturday, November 7.

Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions required by Baltimore City, we are unable to accommodate more than 25 people to celebrate rites at CedarLight Center, and this includes the ritual team on site. If you would like to celebrate with us at CedarLight, YOU MUST RSVP to events@cedarlightgrove.org and we will let you know if there is still space available.

Masks will be required inside the building for all participants at CedarLight Center and outdoors where social distancing is not possible.

All are welcome to participate remotely via Zoom, that link will be posted on our public Facebook page at 5pm on the 7th. Don’t use Facebook? Send an email to events@cedarlightgrove.org and we will email you the link when we open the room.

CedarLight Grove is open but with Limitations

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CedarLight is open for limited numbers of people on Sundays, except after High Rites, and for our seasonal High Rites.  Please check the event information via the link on the sidebar and on our public FaceBook page for more details.  The ritual team is given first priority as the people able to attend.   However, all public events are being broadcast via Zoom.  If you desire to be invited, please email us at witan@cedarlightgrove.org and we will get you on that list.

Nine Blessings
Rev. Caryn MacLuan

ADF’s Response to the Current Events

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The following is a statement from the Mother Grove of ADF.
 
ADF IS AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION
 
In light of the recent death of George Floyd the Mother Grove is resolved to explicitly and publicly re-affirm our identity as an anti-racist group. Ar nDraiocht Fein does not condone or approve of any form of racism. We believe that all humans deserve equal rights and are devastated by the actions that have occurred this week. We mourn with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives. We stand as allies and friends.
 
We believe we must examine racism including the actions of individuals and the institutional racism embedded in our society. We are resolved to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist group. We are shocked by the actions of our fellow humans and committed to working with others toward an equal and fair society.
 
We ask the Kindreds to grant us the wisdom to know what actions to take, and the perseverance to continue when the work is difficult. Allow us the vision to see the positive pieces of our community and the courage to work to improve the negativeness. Let us show hospitality through our inclusion and appreciation of diversity. May our unified piety bring us together as a community, as we find balance through moderation. We choose to maintain our integrity by upholding these virtues.
 
We pray for strength and safety for those who are using their voices to protest injustice. We pray for those in law enforcement who are engaging their communities and continuing to work against the systemic faults in our society.
 
We will continue to work proactively to cultivate an environment where differences are embraced and the diversity of human expression is valued. ADF believes that our community is stronger when all members have a voice and are encouraged to contribute.
 
In Service,
The Mother Grove