Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a shrine and an altar? In a previous White Oak Grove discussion, we talked about the differences, and saw a few contrasting examples for different paths and purposes.
It can be hard to find time in this busy world to appreciate magic, the Gods, and the natural world around you. If you’re looking for ways that you can reconnect with the magic within you, we’ve got 5 simple ideas for boosting your spirituality!
White Oak Grove CUUPs will once again be presenting a Yule ritual as part of the Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church Wonderful Wednesday programing. After a community dinner, we will introduce guests to many celebrations of the winter season before inviting them to join us for a candlelit Yule Ritual in the sanctuary, and desserts afterwards.
This event will be held Wednesday, December 20th, 2018 Dinner begin at 5:30pm, and costs $5 per adult, children under 12 are free. Activities will begin at 6:00pm.
This is a family event, so no childcare will be provided.
Please use the following link to RSVP!
We will be hosting Hospitality for the Church Service on Sunday, October 1st 2017. Please arrive at 9am to help staff the required positions, you do not need to attend service in the sanctuary to be useful. Greeters, runners, and help with refreshments in the Hall is always needed. 9:15am – 11:30am
Our regular meeting will begin at Noon, and details are still being stirred up for a class by April on Kitchen Witchery!
Calling all mermaids, pirates, and folks who dream of their toes in the sand, the ocean is calling to us to spend A Night By The Sea. It’s the 3rd Annual Frolick Fantastical and we hope you come join White Oak Grove CUUPs at this fun for all ages, Halloween event.
Saturday October 28th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 PM Music, Games, Fortune Teller, and Light Refreshments
8:00 PM Light Refreshments, Music, Contests, and Fortune Teller
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Grown-up Card Games
Our event is open this year with just a $10 suggested donation. Tickets will be sold for a fundraising raffle to help support future White Oak Grove CUUPs activities.
Please RSVP by October 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2016 continuing theme for White Oak Grove CUUPs (Covenant of Universal Unitarian Pagans) is “Traditions That Connect Us.” Month by month we explore different pagan traditions, how they can relate to each other, and the modern cultural aspects derived from them. Join us next Sunday (1/3/16) to explore January Traditions, 1PM at Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church.
These are some of the things that happen in January.
– Janus – Capricorn – Birch – 12th Night – Garnet –
La Befana – Wolf Moon – Cold Moon – New Year – Burns Night
Thanks so much to everyone who showed up at the 2015 White Oak Grove CUUPs Potluck & Party! It was wonderful to see so many people turn out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of great company. The food was fabulous, and you all really knocked it out of the park on the mystery gift exchange.
Are you ready for some ritual? Join us again on Sunday December 20th, 2015 for a joint celebration with the Sinnissippi Tuath (an ADF Protogrove). Gather at 6PM in Rockford UU for food and fellowship, with a Heathen style Yule ritual lead by Cara Freyasdaughter.
Head on over to the Facebook events page and RSVP!
Hope to see you there!
Are you coming to the White Oak Grove CUUPS Yule Potluck and Party on December 6th? Do you still not know what you’ll be bringing for the mystery gift exchange? Here are 30 great gifts for pagans to spark your imagination! Remember – the CUUPs gift exchange suggests a $10 value for each gift, and to get a gift you must also bring a gift.
- Smudge sticks
- Herbal blends
- Blessed oils
- Candle snuffer
- Incense burner
- Divination aids
- Bells / chimes
- Decorative boxes
- Small statuary
- Sacred music
- Charm kits
- Witches ladders
- Dream catchers
- Libation vessels
- Offering plates
- Prayer beads
- Ritual cords
- Tea and Cakes
- Fairy Cakes
- Goddess dolls