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

ALL PUBLIC EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

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Cancelled: All public events at CedarLight Grove until further notice.

The CedarLight Board of Directors has been following the developments in the pandemic closely. We place top priority on the safety of all who come to or live at CedarLight Center. We are sad to make this announcement but the safety of all, especially those at higher risk must come first.

CedarLight will follow the recommendations of the CDC, state and local governments, and other local churches.

This includes Sunday morning and afternoon events, high day celebrations and other smaller public events. We will be posting ritual scripts online along with other updates and resources. We very much want you all to stay healthy and safe. Our priests, liturgists, and hearthkeepers with continue to make sacrifices at home and we encourage you all to do the same.

May the gods bless and protect us during this time.

Rev Caryn MacLuan, Senior Druid, CedarLight Grove.

Upcoming Events March/April 2020

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Note:  Every Sunday except the one after a High Rite, We have a pot luck brunch, and a  short blessing rite that we call Walk with the Old Ones (WWtOO).  Doors open at 10 am and the rite is at 11:30 am.  The afternoons vary, we could have high rite planning, workshops, discussions, gardening, or other type of activities. Subscribe to our Events Calendar here!

Please follow our page on FB for the latest info on any weather-related or other last minute closings or cancellations.

Mar 8 (Sun): Regular morning activities. Afternoon activities TBD.

Mar 15 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, we will finalize our ritual planning for Ostara.

Mar 19 (Thur): Earth Healing rite, informal, Doors open at 7pm. All are welcome.

Mar 21 (Sat): Ostara High Rite. Pantheon is Anglo-Saxon, deities are Eostre, Ing, and Sunna. Doors open to the public at 3pm.

Mar 22 (Sun): NO WWtOO! We will be tired after our Ostara rite the day before.

Mar 24 (Tue): Online monthly business meeting in Google Hangouts, 7pm. Link to the hangout will be posted in our forum just prior to the meeting.

Mar 29 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, we will discuss our Ostara Omen and have a discussion on Faith & Liturgy led by CLG founder Will Pierson.

April 5 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, we will have a discussion on Seership led by CLG founder Will Pierson.

Upcoming Events end of 2019 through Imbolc 2020

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Note:  Every Sunday except the one after a High Rite, We have a pot luck brunch, and a  short blessing rite that we call Walk with the Old Ones (WWtOO).  Doors open at 10 am and the rite is at 11:30 am.  The afternoons vary, we could have high rite planning, workshops, discussions, gardening, or other type of activities. Subscribe to our Events Calendar here!

Please follow our page on FB for the latest info on any winter weather-related closings or cancellations. Hail the Cailleach!

Dec 29 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, a discussion on liturgy lead by founder Will Pierson.

Dec 30 (Mon): Online Witan meeting, 7pm in Google hangouts, all members welcome!

Jan 5 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, a discussion on the Yule omen.

Jan 12 (Sun): Regular morning activities. After WWtOO, our annual budget and ritual planning business meeting (starting around 1pm). We will set the dates for our 2020 High Rites (Ostara-Imbolc 2021) and choose chief liturgists for each date. All members are welcome, especially if you’d like to run a ritual in 2020.

Jan 16 (Thurs): Earth Healing rite, informal, Doors open at 7pm. All are welcome.

Jan 19 (Sun): Regular morning activities. Activities after WWtOO TBD.

Jan 26 (Sun): Regular morning activities. Activities after WWtOO TBD.

Feb 1 (Sat): Imbolc High Rite. Pantheon will be Gaulish. Main deity of the occasion is Brigantia, with Cernunnos serving as Gatekeeper.

Feb 2 (Sun): NO WWtOO! We will be tired after our Imbolc rite the day before.