Aphrodite has two birth stories, with the most commonly believed story is that from Hesiod’s Theogony, that she was born when Cronus cut off Ouranus’s genitals and threw them into the sea. So potent was the sky father that a great sea foam arose and from the sea foam Aphrodite was born and was carried to shore a on a scallop shell, fully formed and radiating beauty. In the Illiad however, Homer it is mentions that Aphrodite’s parents were Zeus and Dione.
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!
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
Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on February 5th, 2017 for a discussion of Aphrodite: Goddess of Love. 12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library. All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Join White Oak Grove CUUPs on January 8th, 2017 for a discussion of Swords and Wands. 12PM in the Rockford Unitarian Universalist library. All are welcome, youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Recently the Rockford Register Star featured an article about White Oak Grove CUUPS and its members. Click here to read the story – Rockford-area pagans seek community, spiritual connection