December/January events at CedarLight

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Dec 2:  Regular morning events.  Afternoon:  Reiki I class for the folks already singed up.
Dec 9:  Regular morning events.  Afternoon:  Yule planning.
Dec 16: Regular morning events.  Afternoon: Finish up lose ends on the H.R.
Record some Yule carols for the rite.
Discussion: The importance of Worldview in seership.
Ref: “Worldview Analysis in a Comparative Context: Fishing for Data in Muddy Waters”; Lucas F. Johnston
Department for the Study of Religions and Environmental Program,Wake Forest University,
3400 Wake Forest Drive,Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA; johnstlf@wfu.edu Open Source so anyone should be able to access the article. If not, let me know and I can get you a copy.
Dec 23: TBD- We’re trying to figure out if anyone is going to be around.
Dec 27: Reiki Share 7PM
Dec 29: Yule at CedarLight
Dec 30: No Events (We’ll be tired)

Jan 2:  Celtic Music Session  7:30 PM
Jan 6:  Regular morning events.  Afternoon: Omen discussion and initial Imbolc discussion
Jan 13: Regular morning events.  Afternoon: In-person Witan, budget, and yearly planning meeting.
Jan 17:  7PM  Journey to meet Brigid
Jan 20:  Regular morning events.  Afternoon:  Short HR update: Discussion: Imbolc: Birth, rites of passage, purification, rebirth. What is this holiday all about?
Jan 27:  Regular morning events.  Afternoon: Final HR prep and practice of the songs.

Upcoming Events

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October
14th:  10:00 AM Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon:  Yard and hall preparations for both Samhain and winter.  Bring your work gloves.
21st: 10:00 AM Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon:  A journey to meet the ancestors with Rev Francesca Hedrick
27th:  9:00 AM Saturday clean-up of Biddison Family Cemetery  3821 Forrester Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206, USA.  This is a community sponsored cleanup of a small, abandoned cemetery near CLG.  Come prepared to do yard type cleanup. Gloves (garden/work), pruners, lopers, rakes, ect. Bring something to drink and snack on. Long sleeves advisable as 1 corner does have some poison ivy.
28th:  10:00 AM Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon: Final walk-through of Samhain rite and prep for high rite.

November 3rd, Samhain High Rite: Honoring the sacrifices of the fallen.

  • 3:00 PM:  Doors open to the public.
  • 4:30 PM:  Workshop on Ancestor Worship by Rev Francesca Hedrick
  • 5:45 PM:  Pre-ritual Brief
  • 6:30 PM  Ritual start.  Participants may want to bring a candle in glass as Samhain tends to be ‘very’ dark.
    See link, lower left of this page for more details.

4th:  Closed, no events, we are tired after a H.R.
11th:  10:00 AM Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon:  Samhain omen discussion and Yule High Rite planning.
18th:  10:00 AM Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon:  Brief HR Discussion and Rune Class.
25th:  10:00 AM Celebrate Wolfenoot!   Bring toys and gifts for yours and/or other folk’s pets and we will bless them in the morning rite.  Doors open for morning fellowship, pot-luck brunch, and short rite for prayers, offerings, and thanks.  Afternoon:   Magic-Magic-Magic
-Magical protection by Rev Caryn MacLuan.  Diagnose what to do, when to do it and how.
-Banishing and Cleansing Techniques by Karen Carothers.   More in-depth info on what to do when nothing else worked.

Harvest Home Rite

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This year’s Harvest Home Rite ritual will be September 22rd, 2018 at CedarLight Center.
3:00 PM: Doors open to the public
5:00 PM: Pre-ritual briefing
6:00 PM:  Harvest Home ritual

CedarLight is collecting Letters to the Grandchildren, a collection of letters into the future that we plan to compile and publish.  One of our big offerings this rite will be print copies of this rite’s letters which is Community and how it builds Spirituality.
Please bring a letter to add and send an electronic copy to:
caryn@cedarlightgrove.org

Please arrive no later than 4pm so that you will have plenty of time to fill out  SHOUT OUT cards for your fellow members to show your appreciation of the work they have done this past year.
All High Rites are open to the public, so feel free to bring a friend 🙂

July-Aug Events

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CedarLight is committed to supporting Earth: the land, the sea, and the sky; the air, the earth, and the water.
As of last month:  we have planted 2138 trees since we started our fundraiser in 2016 and so far this year  we have raised $309.00 to seed oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.  A single adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of water/day.  One bushel of recycled oyster shells can produce 6000 baby oysters.
$1 goes a very long way in this!

Jul 1:   Regular Sunday morning events.  Afternoon discussion on the omen from Midsummer

Jul 8:  Regular Sunday morning events.  Afternoon discussion on the 1st and 2nd Battle of Moytura, how those stories teach us about Tailtue and Lugh and how Tailtue influenced the creation of CedarLight Center.

Jul 15:  Regular Sunday morning events.  Afternoon guided pathworking to meet the deities of Lughnasadh and later some preliminary work on assigning parts.

Jul 22:  Regular Sunday morning events.  Afternoon workshop in our rune series.

Jul 29:  Regular Sunday morning events.  Afternoon, final High Day planning and preparation at the grove.

Aug 4:  Lughnasadh High Day festival:  Doors open to the public at 3pm with cookout and possible bardic  circle before the rite.
Aug 5:  No events the day after a rite (We’re tired!)

Aug 12:  Omen discussion and preliminary planning for Harvest Home.