Festival of Heart & Harvest PDX 2017

Come As You Are and be welcome to...
CAYA Coven PDX Festival of Heart and Harvest
presented by the Order of the Black Madonna, a temple dedicated to Our Lady of Social Justice

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00-10:00PM

hosted at The Sacred Well, 7927 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR

Child friendly
suggested donation $10-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds

You are cordially and joyfully invited to the Festival of Heart and Harvest celebrating the feast of Lammas/Lughnasadh at the Sacred Well in Portland, brought to you by CAYA PDX and the Order of the Black Madonna.

Our great Dark Mother, the Mother of All who loves and watches out for all Her children no matter where they are on the path of life or in the world, bids us ask about those who are vulnerable in our society. She asks us, “Do they have enough?” We ask ourselves: “What kind of community can we build if workers are treated well, food is plentiful, love is plentiful?”

Come and join us to celebrate and create abundance for ourselves and community!

This event is also a food drive to help those struggling with food safety in our community, so please bring an offering of canned/dry goods to donate. Most needed items at present are: canned tuna or chicken, natural peanut butter, nuts and beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sodium canned soup, whole grain cereal, and oatmeal; remember, no glass containers please. Thank you!

Source: http://www.orderblackmadonna.com/

Reminder: East Bay Festival of Heart and Harvest 2017 - please note different time and location than usual!

Come As You Are to...

CAYA Coven’s Festival of Heart and Harvest
presented by the Order of the Black Madonna, a temple dedicated to Our Lady of Social Justice

Please note different time and location than usual!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Gather at 5:00PM, circle is cast at 5:15PM

Live Oak Park
We will be at Picnic Area 2, near the Berkeley Arts Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

$10-$20 donation requested

At this time of the year, as we see summer beginning to turn into fall and our thoughts turn to harvesting everything we’ve worked on so far in the year, the sacrifices we’ve made, the savings we put by, Our great Dark Mother, the Mother of All who loves and watches over all Her children no matter where they are on the path of life or in the world, bids us ask about those who are vulnerable in our society. She asks us, “Do they have enough too?” We ask ourselves: “How best can we create a community in which all are cared for and the needs of everyone are met, not only now but in the future too?” Traditionally during this time, people began to get the harvests in, and would often work each other’s fields so that everyone could get their crops in safely; success was a community effort. We look now to those we can help, those who don’t have abundance to share or even any abundance at all; we gather what we have and bring forward enough to share with those who have little, or nothing at all because soon it will be getting colder, and hunger is a real and terrible threat even now. We dedicate our offering to those who are starving, those who suffer with food scarcity; we gather up the extra from our own harvests and even maybe a little bit more, tightening our own belts to make sure that those who hunger have what they need so we can all go safely into the dark half of the year together.

IMPORTANT: What to bring?
We are collecting food during this ritual to deliver to the Alameda Food Bank, so please bring nonperishable food items to donate (the food bank’s most needed items at present are: canned tuna or chicken, natural peanut butter, nuts and beans, brown rice, quinoa, low sodium canned soup, whole grain cereal, and oatmeal). No glass containers, please.

This ritual is followed by potluck feast, so feel free to bring something to share that’s clearly labeled with ingredients and whether it’s vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

This ritual will be outside in Berkeley, where the temperature can change dramatically over the course of an afternoon into the evening. Please wear layers. And if you need a seat for your comfort during the ritual, please consider bringing a camp chair.

 

Image by G. Stoughton

East Bay Festival of Heart and Harvest 2017 - please note different time and location than usual!

Come As You Are to...

CAYA Coven’s Festival of Heart and Harvest
presented by the Order of the Black Madonna, a temple dedicated to Our Lady of Social Justice

Please note different time and location than usual!

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Gather at 5:00PM, circle is cast at 5:15PM

Live Oak Park
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

$10-$20 donation requested

How might we pour forth from our hearts a rain of goodness that yields an abundant harvest of love, harmony, and mutuality in our communities? What kinds of generosity are needed, inspired, or spring forth from within us as we journey together? What sacrifices are required of us to bring our goals to fruition?

IMPORTANT: What to bring?

This is a potluck feast, so if you are able, please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

This ritual is held outside in Berkeley. The temperature can change dramatically. Please wear layers and bring a coat to fend off the cold.

If you need a seat for your comfort during ritual, please consider bringing a camp chair.

Your Glorious self!


Image by G. Stoughton

Source: http://www.orderblackmadonna.com/

Reminder: South Bay Circles and CAYA Pagan Congregation's Festival of Heart and Harvest

Come As You Are to...

South Bay Circles and CAYA Pagan Congregation's Festival of Heart and Harvest!

This is the time of year when we celebrate the work we have done and the bountiful harvest we have created. We reflect on the sacrifices we've made to ensure that our labors are rewarded, and share with each other the glorious results of those endeavors!

The most valuable crop we harvest, and that which makes our harvest possible, is our community! We share the best of ourselves, we support one another, and when challenged, we prevail through our strong and ever-renewing commitment which is at the heart of our community.

Join us at our joyous communal feast & ritual as we honor the Earth Goddess Anu, Goddess of fertility and prosperity and Dagda, The Good God, Master of magic and God of the Earth.

We will be sitting on the earth during this ritual, so if mobility is a concern, please bring a camp chair to sit upon within the circle. Blankets will be provided.

We will be sharing in a potluck feast after ritual, so if you are able, please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

$10-$20 sliding scale donation requested to cover the costs of renting the site. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Gather at 4:00PM, Ritual will begin at 5:00PM

Ritual will be outdoors at a park in San Jose. For more information and exact location, please contact Bianca at southbaycircles@gmail.com 408-623-5048.

Source: http://web.southbaycircles.org/2017/07/08/...

South Bay Circles and CAYA Pagan Congregation's Festival of Heart and Harvest

Come As You Are to...

South Bay Circles and CAYA Pagan Congregation's Festival of Heart and Harvest!

This is the time of year when we celebrate the work we have done and the bountiful harvest we have created. We reflect on the sacrifices we've made to ensure that our labors are rewarded, and share with each other the glorious results of those endeavors!

The most valuable crop we harvest, and that which makes our harvest possible, is our community! We share the best of ourselves, we support one another, and when challenged, we prevail through our strong and ever-renewing commitment which is at the heart of our community.

Join us at our joyous communal feast & ritual as we honor the Earth Goddess Anu, Goddess of fertility and prosperity and Dagda, The Good God, Master of magic and God of the Earth.

We will be sitting on the earth during this ritual, so if mobility is a concern, please bring a camp chair to sit upon within the circle. Blankets will be provided.

We will be sharing in a potluck feast after ritual, so if you are able, please bring a dish clearly labeled (Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Carnivorous) with enough to share. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring a dish that you can enjoy.

$10-$20 sliding scale donation requested to cover the costs of renting the site. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Gather at 4:00PM, Ritual will begin at 5:00PM

Ritual will be outdoors at a park in San Jose. For more information and exact location, please contact Bianca at southbaycircles@gmail.com 408-623-5048.

Source: http://web.southbaycircles.org/2017/07/08/...