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Our monthly events are open to the public to women over 18. To find out what to expect, click here. For event dates, click here. There will be a raffle at the end of ritual, so bring a few dollars to contribute. No obligations, and all proceeds go to the church.

The purpose of this blog is to display past rituals, and show what to expect when attending our circles. Often we get caught up in planning fun rituals, and we get behind on posting photos. Your patience is appreciated.


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Come One, Come All!

More info about what to expect of the event here.

Every year near Oct. 31st, Full Circle, a spiritual practice group at the UU church of Annapolis, marks the turning of the year and honor those who have passed away. A canvas labyrinth is set up and used in a walking meditation to remember those who have passed away, and to be mindful of things that need to be released from ones life.

 
At the center candles are lit to  to honor those who have passed.  As participants walk out following the labyrinth, they meditated on letting in new things into their lives for the new year.  Below are photos of the altars that participants set up prior to the ritual.  The individual altars have photos and objects of friends and family that have passed away.  Past events including the full ritual outline can be found here .

 

 

 

 

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Every year near Oct. 31st, Full Circle, a spiritual practice group at the UU church of Annapolis, marks the turning of the year and honor those who have passed away. A canvas labyrinth is set up and used in a walking meditation to remember those who have passed away, and to be mindful of things that need to be released from ones life.  At the center candles are lit to  to honor those who have passed.  As participants walk out following the labyrinth, they meditated on letting in new things into their lives for the new year.  Below are photos of the altars that participants set up prior to the ritual.  The individual altars have photos and objects of friends and family that have passed away

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30
Oct

Samhain – Dia De Los Muertos

   Posted by: earthkat   in Sun Holiday

Every year near Oct. 31st, Full Circle, a spiritual practice group at the UU church of Annapolis, marks the turning of the year and honor those who have passed away. A canvas labyrinth is set up and used in a walking meditation to remember those who have passed away, and to be mindful of things that need to be released from ones life.  At the center candles are lit to  to honor those who have passed.  As participants walk out following the labyrinth, they meditated on letting in new things into their lives for the new year.  Below are photos of the altars that participants set up prior to the ritual.  The individual altars have photos and objects of friends and family that have passed away.

31
Oct

Hallows / Samhain / Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

   Posted by: earthkat   in fall, Sun Holiday

On Oct. 28th we joined together to mark the turning of the year and honor those who have passed away. This celebration is known by many names: All Hallows Eve, Hallows, Halloween Samhain, and Dia De Los Muertos.

At the midpoint between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, we
pause to remember and honor the dead.
We honor ancestors.
We honor those we have loved.
We honor, too those we never met.
We honor all humans.
We honor all beings.
We honor the perpetual cycle of life.
Death / life /night / day /winter / summer,
All are part of the sacred cycle.
Tonight we remember the wholeness of our selves and our earth community.
We remember the sacredness of our selves and our earth community.
What is remembered, lives.

Around 6:30-7:00pm participants constructed altar’s to honor friends and family members who have passed away. Photos of these altars can be found below. Click on the image view a larger version of the image.

At 7pm we held a brief ceremony. We smudged (wafted burning sage smoke) ourselves as we walked into the sanctuary. This helped cleanse ourselves and clear our minds to transition into sacred space. We walked counter-clockwise around the circular 35 foot canvas labyrinth. This direction is rarely used in an earth base tradition, but in this case used to mark the occasion of the passing of the year.

We sang “Blood of the Ancients“, “Every Step I Take is a Healing Step“. We held hands and imagined a circle of energy protecting the sanctuary. We then welcomed the Directions. We each sat and meditated briefly on friends and family that have passed away, and also things in our lives we would like to release. Quiet drumming music played as we walked the labyrinth. At the center we lit candles (again to honor those who have passed) and walked out following the labyrinth and letting in new things for the new year. We ended by saying farewell to the Directions, held hands and removed the sphere of protective energy. We sang our closing song of “May the Circle Be Open” If would like to hear the tune and words click here

We then joined together for refreshments that we had all brought to share. We also had a vegetable “Stone Soup” from donations people had brought. Bread was broke and we talked of qualities our loved ones had taught us.

Many thanks to all those who helped setup and cleanup.

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18
Jun

Event Dates

   Posted by: earthkat   in

For the most accurate up to date information for our events, follow the link below to the event calendar for the UU Chruch of Annapolis.  We are listed as “Full Moon Women’s Celebration ” .  The full moon event is hosted on the Friday night, closest to the Full Moon.

UU church of Annapolis Event Calendar

Solar Holidays
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Our solar holidays invites women, men and children to celebrate the wheel of the year.
Most of the solar holiday dates are (TBD) = To Be Determined
This year we’re putting up our TBD dates so that you can plan ahead for Solar Holidays this year.

See our Facebook page or the Church Calendar for exact day and time

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Calendar for Full Moons and Solar Holiday
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1/22/16 Full Moon Emerson 7:30pm
1/31/16 Imbolc (TBD)
2/18/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
?/?/16 Red Tent (TBD)
3/25/16 Full Moon Emerson 7:30pm
3/20/16 Ostara (TBD)
4/22/16 Full Moon Emerson 7:30pm
4/24/16 UUCA Beltane (TBD)
4/28/16 Mountain Mysteries Beltane Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, VA
5/20/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
6/17/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
6/19/16 Litha (TBD)
7/15/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
7/31/16 Lammas (TBD)
8/19/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
9/15/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
9/15/16 (TBD) Mountain Mysteries Beltane Heavenly Acres Campground, Stanardsville, VA
10/14/16 UUCA Mabon (TBD)
10/14/16 Full Moon Sanctuary 7:30pm
10/21/16 Samhain/Hallows/Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos Sanctuary
(children over 12 that can act appropriately during a solemn
medatative walk through the indoor labyrinth)
11/18/16 Full Moon Emerson 7:30pm
12/16/16 Full Moon 7:30pm
12/18/16 Yule (TBD)

23
Jun

Full Circle Members Only Page

   Posted by: earthkat   in

Welcome Full Circle Members

Updated Mar 21, 2011

This web page is designed to share photos (including people) or our events. Due to privacy we have password protected this page. If you would like to have a photo removed please feel free to email Earthkat.

Rituals
Link to the archived rituals.

Pictures of Events

2001

 

2001 Ostara

2001 May Day

2001 Summer Solstice
2001 Hallows

2001 Dec. Full Moon

2002

2002 Ostara Laybrinth

2002 Lammas w/KIVA

2002 Aug. Full Moon

2002 Harvest Home

2002 Oct. Full Moon

2002 Hallows

2002 Yule

2003

2003 Candlemas

2003 Ostara

2003 April Council Meeting

2003 May Day
2003 Lammas

2003 Sept Full Moon

2003 Water Rite & Full Moon

2003 Hallows

2004

 

2004 May Day

2004 Henna Full Moon

2004 Lammas

2004 Sept Full Moon
Goddess Figs.

2004 Dia De Los Muertos

2004 Yule

2004 Best of

2005

2005 Dryad’s House Blessing
2005 Best of

2005 Beltane

2005 Full Moon
Goddess Inside

2005 Zannie’s Croning

2005 Tarot Full Moon

2006

2006 Best Of

2006 Ostara

2006 Spinners Oct.-Jan.

LINKS

 

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movies/audio (members only)

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Labyrinth Grooving “we all come from the Goddess”

2010

2010 Tarot Moon

2010 Beltane – Mt. Mysteries

2010 Summer Solstice

2010 Emerald Flame   Bellydance

2010 Lammas & Croning

2010 Hunters Moon – face paint

2010 Samhain

2010 Beaver Moon – wading pool

2009

2009 Water Full Moon

2009 Beltane

2007

2007 Beltane

2007 August Full Moon
“Goddess Inside”

2007 Dia De Los Muertos

2007, Best of Year

Full Moon Pics &
Lady of the Wood

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