Grove of Artemis Portland's Festival of the Sister 2017

Grove of Artemis presents the Festival of the Sister
A ritual welcoming all self-identified women and girls

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Sacred Well, 7927 SE 13th Avenue, Portland

Suggested donation $10, no woman turned away for lack of funds

Come and celebrate the first quarter of the year, and the energy of spring, with the Grove of Artemis. Artemis is the sacred Sister to all women, who teaches us to hold one another up. She is skillful and always ready to lend us her strengths. Together, we call upon her to join us as we make our first steps toward community and sisterhood.

Please wear shoes that can get muddy, and bring a jacket - we may venture into the yard! Feel free to bring food or drink to share, and items to charge on the altar, if you wish.


Equinox of Joyful Vows PDX 2017

Come As You Are and be welcome to...
The Equinox of Joyful Vows

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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

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

At the first balance point of light and dark in the Wheel of the Year, we assess our commitments. What good work brings us joy in the world? How can we bring more joy into our difficult or seemingly mundane work? We honor the Earth and her creatures, but no deity in specific, at this ritual.


CAYA presents Sprouts Family Circles

CAYA Sprouts invites families of all sorts, with children of all ages to our March circle, where we will welcome the Spring Equinox by celebrating our creativity, making promises for the future, and planting the seeds of growth and change.

Date/Time: Saturday, March 19, 2016; 11am - 2pm
RSVP (by March 15th):
Location: El Cerrito (Private residence - please RSVP for address)

Please dress for a mess, as there will be crafting and gardening activities this month!

Coffee, Tea, Juice and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring something more substantial if you feel your growing Sprouts might need lunch during this time.

$10-$20 materials donation requested—no one turned away for lack of funds.

Come As You Are’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.