CedarLight Fundraisers

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CedarLight has been several running fundraisers:
  • to plant trees through American Forest Foundations since 2017
  • to seed oysters in the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation since 2018 and
  • to support the American Chestnut Project through the American Chestnut Foundation to bring back this tree whose range once extended from Canada to Florida all along the eastern areas of North America.

These are our totals so far from our efforts.

American Forests: 3591 trees planted
Chesapeake Bay Foundation: 170,600 baby oysters released
American Chestnut Foundation: $410.00 donated. We just started this one in 2020.
If you are considering donating to CedarLight, please consider one of our fundraising projects…
for the Earth Mother and the Sacred Waters.
Thank you
Rev Caryn MacLuan

Sunday, Feb 21

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Hi all, CedarLight will be hosting our Sunday morning events by Zoom only tomorrow (Feb 21) due to very cold conditions tomorrow morning. We can’t set up inside due to covid and it’s going to be too cold to set up the electronics outside so it’s just easier on everyone if we do this on Zoom. You can join us on Zoom through the posted link on our Events calendar shortly after 10am. Bring your favorite morning drink and join us for conversation and our short Walk with the OldOnes at 11:30am. You can come and or go at any time, Sundays are very informal. We don’t have anything planned for afternoon discussion but we can certainly chat for a bit if you like.
-Caryn MacLuan

Sunday, Feb 14

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Hi all, CedarLight will be hosting our Sunday morning events by Zoom only tomorrow (Feb 14) due to likely icy conditions tonight and tomorrow morning. You can join us on Zoom through the posted link on our Events calendar shortly after 10am. Bring your favorite morning drink and join us for conversation and our short Walk with the OldOnes at 11:30am. You can come and or go at any time, Sundays are very informal. Afterwards we will discuss the omen and hopefully talk a bit about our plans for the spring equinox. If we don’t see you, happy Valentines day.
-Caryn MacLuan

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