CAYA Sprouts Family Circle October 2017: Celebrate our Beloved Dead

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, and children of all ages to our October circle, where we will honor and celebrate our Beloved Dead.

Sunday, October 22, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Location: private residence in Oakland
(Please RSVP for address)

RSVP (by October 19): cayasprouts@googlegroups.com*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

This month, we will gather together to craft small shoebox altars in remembrance of our Beloved Dead, followed by a sweet and heartfelt celebration sharing stories, songs and Samhain Chili to welcome and honor the presence of our Beloved Dead in our hearts and our lives.

Please come (and have kids come) prepared with pictures (photo or hand drawn) of any one of your/their Beloved Dead to be honored in this way.  This may be an ancestor of blood or affiliation, deceased pet, etc. Charms, stickers, glue, scissors, paper, and other crafty materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional items or relics that you or your kids would like to include in your altar.

Note: We will have a few extra shoeboxes, but if you have one at home, please bring that as well. Alternatively, if you have crafted shoebox altars in the past (with us or elsewhere) and want to keep working on/adding to your previous year's creations, feel free to bring them along!

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth, and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.

Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.

CAYA Sprouts Family Circle October 2016: Honoring our Beloved Dead

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, with children of all ages to our October circle, where we will honor and celebrate our Beloved Dead.

Sunday, October 23rd 10:00AM-1:00PM
(or later if you wish to go to Fairyland afterwards)

Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland
(Please RSVP for gathering location)

RSVP (by October 19th):
cayasprouts@googlegroups.com*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

This month, we will gather together to craft small shoebox altars in remembrance of our Beloved Dead, followed by a sweet and heartfelt celebration sharing stories, songs and snacks to welcome and honor the presence of our Beloved Dead in our hearts and our lives.

After circle, anyone who wishes to stay is welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun next door at
Children’s Fairyland!

Please come (and have your kids come) prepared with pictures (photo or hand drawn) of any one of your/their Beloved Dead to be honored in this way. This may be an ancestor of blood or affiliation, deceased pet, etc. Charms, stickers, glue, scissors, paper and other crafty materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional items or relics that you or your kids would like to include in your altars.  Note: We will have a few extra shoeboxes, but if you have one at home please bring that as well.

Snacks will be provided. $10-$15 materials donation requested - no one turned away for lack of funds.

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.


Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.

CAYA Sprouts Family Circle August 2016: Brunch and Farmer’s Market

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, with children of all ages to our August Circle, where we will gather together to celebrate and enjoy the abundance of the late Summer harvest.

Sunday, August 28, 10:00AM-2:00PM

Location: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue, Kensington
http://kensingtoncircuspub.com
followed by the Kensington Farmers Market at Colusa Circle
http://www.kensingtonfarmersmarket.org

Please RSVP by August 24 to cayasprouts@googlegroups.com*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

We will gather at 10:00AM at the Kensington Circus Pub for a breakfast/brunch of hearty and tasty British and American food, including a good kids menu ($4.50 for any three items).  After we’ve placed our order, adults can enjoy coffee (and/or strong British Tea), and check in/catch up, while the kids head to the indoor play area for some fun.  Once the food arrives, we will eat and socialize for an hour or so and then walk across the street to the Kensington Farmers Market to celebrate the Earth and Her late Summer bounty with a fun family activity, followed by shopping, snacking, and listening to live music, as desired.

Please bring spending money for your brunch and any purchases you may wish to make at the Farmers Market - no one turned away for lack of funds.

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.

Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.


Our monthly circles include 8 seasonal celebrations and 4 community social gatherings. The loosely structured format is split between family time engaged in focused, age appropriate ritual and/or devotional activities (e.g. songs, stories, crafting, gardening, nature walks, etc), and kid's free social, snack and play time, during which the adults relax over coffee or tea and a snack while engaging in a facilitated discussion of monthly selected topics related to the integration of Earth-Based spirituality and parenting. Those who wish to go deeper can participate in suggested at home activities and join our online community to keep the discussion going at home.

CAYA Sprouts Family Circle June 2016: A Day Of Fun In The Sun

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, with children of all ages to our June circle, where we will celebrate the Summer Solstice with a day of fun in the Sun!

Sunday, June 26, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Location: Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward http://www.haywardrec.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Kennedy-Park-1

Meeting Area: Will be given upon RSVP

Please RSVP by June 23 to
cayasprouts@googlegroups.com*
*Note: If you are not yet a member, you will need to request to join the Google Group before you can RSVP.

$10-$15 materials donation requested - no one turned away for lack of funds.

We will gather at a local family friendly park for a Sprouts family social including a potluck BBQ and plenty of opportunities for outdoor relaxation and fun.

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Sprouts Family Circles are monthly gatherings of eclectic, interfaith families with a desire to co-create safe, fun, loving, magical, child-centric spaces where kids and their caregivers can come together to deepen their relationship with Nature, Mother Earth, and each other. We honor all spiritual paths and strive to create a mutually supportive environment in which to explore and develop our own unique practices to integrate Earth-based spirituality and parenting.

Families of all sorts, with children of all ages are welcome. Activities can be shortened or modified to make them suitable for even the youngest child, and the older children are encouraged to deepen their practice and develop their leadership skills by assisting adults with the planning and facilitation of structured activities, as well as assisting with caregiving and mentoring during the kids free-play/adult discussion time.


Our monthly circles include 8 seasonal celebrations and 4 community social gatherings. The loosely structured format is split between family time engaged in focused, age appropriate ritual and/or devotional activities (e.g. songs, stories, crafting, gardening, nature walks, etc), and kid's free social, snack and play time, during which the adults relax over coffee or tea and a snack while engaging in a facilitated discussion of monthly selected topics related to the integration of Earth-Based spirituality and parenting. Those who wish to go deeper can participate in suggested at home activities and join our online community to keep the discussion going at home.

Nature Walk in Honor of the Greenman

In honor of the Greenman, you are invited to join His Priestx Melissa ra Karit on a nature walk in the wild woods of Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. We will be walking a fairly flat mile and enjoying the splendor of the forest with an interactive game of Nature Bingo (eat a plant, climb over a tree, return a birdcall, and more!). We will stop near Jewel Lake to build an altar of wood and leaves, and pour offerings of water. Once we return, we'll gather for an ice cream social. Families with littles who enjoy the woods are encourage to attend.

Sunday, June 5, 3:15-5:00PM

Gather in front of the Environmental Education Building, near the Little Farm
Parking is available.

Directions and a map of the area of the Park we'll be in are at the bottom of the page here: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden/tna

Please wear practical clothes and sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen and water to drink, as well as anything else you or your family might need to be comfortable.

 

Source: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden/tna