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Shinto: Way of the Spirits

 

Shinto is the indigenous “religion” of Japan. It is not a “full” religion in that it has no written scriptures and is not a way to explain the world. Shinto teaches ethical practices but has no commandments.  Shinto: Way of the Spirits was originally presented by Allen Reed for White Oak Grove CUUPS September 2, 2018.  ©2018 Allen Reed

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Join Us For A Beltane Ritual

We will gather Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12 PM at Rockford Unitarian Universalist to celebrate the fae spirits of awakening, fertility and rebirth. A fae-focused Beltane ritual that will include laughter and a May pole! Beltane is also a great time for hopes, dreams and aspirations to be wished on. We will prepare a community wish box to be buried in the rich soil of Mother Earth.  The ritual should take about an hour and light refreshments will be served.

2018 Yule Party & Potluck

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Visualization Class Notes

Kristen recently (August 4th, 2018) lead the Sunday meeting in a discussion about Visualization and how it can be used in practice as it applies to our spiritual lives.  These are the class notes for that discussion.

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The Purpose of Hellenic Prayer and Ritual

In ancient Greece, praying to the Gods is a sacred act – whether it be thanksgiving, praise, or simple conversation.   The purpose of prayer and ritual is that of humans out to be closer to a God in love and respect. The act of trying to become closer to the Gods also draws the Gods closer to you.

Check out the class notes from a White Oak Grove previous discussion.

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Wonderful Wednesday Yule Ritual

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!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxmXqRjzKSZvj-Dz3WzLmou48YrOmSLZND5VsLJlcv7fptvQ/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.631548922

A Discussion on Labyrinths: Their History, Types, and Local Locations

Come and join the White Oak Grove CUUPs Discussion Group on September 4th, 2016 for a special class and discussion of Labyrinths! Guests will learn a labyrinth is and how it differs from a maze.  We’ll discuss a brief history of labyrinths ancient and modern, as well as how to draw one for yourself, and how use to labyrinths of all sizes in meditative practice.
There will be a free gift for the first 15 people!  We look forward to seeing you at this special class on Sunday September 4th, 2016 at 12:00PM in the Library.
Pre-registration is requested but not required and can be made at https://www.facebook.com/events/306269766394906/
or by emailing
Thanks to the members of White Oak Grove CUUPs for fulfilling all hospitality functions at that morning’s service. Please join us after the service for coffee and conversation in Deale Hall.

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RSVP on our Facebook Event Page!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1033384056704082/

or email whiteoakgrovecuups@gmail.com for more information

2015 Witches Ball Image Gallery

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