July News

Thanks to those who attended the July 1 monthly meeting! Here are the notes if you missed it.

PHOTO

Midsummer 2018 by J Leger.jpg

This month’s photo is from the Midsummer service taken by J. Leger who writes “Lovely service from all of you!”

If you want to share what lights you up email your photo to mysticgrove@orlandouu.org and tell us about it!

MIDSUMMER AND NEXT RITUAL

Thanks to the many volunteers who helped put this together!

The prelude slides were shared with CUUPs.

You can also look at the gallery pictures online.

The next ritual is on August 4 — a celebration of the Kemetic new year where we learn how beer saved the world!

CALENDAR & IMPORTANT DATES

The summer calendar is available online.

The teacher’s meet on July 12 to plan the programs we will offer in 2018-2019. We are having the annual CUUPs teleconference in the assembly room at 1:30 PM on July 14. Officers meet on July 21 to go over foundational documents.

LUNAR RITUAL

Registration for the new July – Dec block is full for “in person” students!   We will continue to take “long distance learners” until that list is full. Long distance learners get all the material over email.  The class slides, the ritual, and homework links.

We continue our study of various deities and esbat celebrations based on Gathering for Goddess by B. Melusine Mihaltses.  First class is July 27.  The topic will be orientation for the new block + Erzulie Freda and the finer things in life.

Looking ahead to the Jan-June 2019 block, current teachers will be taking a break.  If you would like to lead moon circles, please let us know.

TEACHING CRAFT CIRCLES

This month on Friday July 20 we will learn how to make various origami patterns Some practical (envelopes and paper cups) and some decorative (various animals and a heart shape.)

Plan ahead:  On August 17 we explore beginner acrylic painting and do two dandelion designs.

Are you interested in hosting a craft circle? Tell us your idea!

MOVIE NITE

Movies are on summer break.  Do you have something you want to see? Email us!

PAGAN PRIDE

Mystic Grove is co-hosting Pagan Pride 2018 on Sept 29th at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando! If you want to help out contact either Orlando Pagan Collective or mysticgrove@orlandouu.org.

BOOKS WANTED

We will be having a book table at Pagan Pride.  If you have books you have outgrown, considering donating them at any Craft Circle on 1st or 3rd Fridays or at the monthly meeting on 1st Sundays. If you cannot make it at one of these points, call the First Unitarian front office and see if you can bring them by at during business hours. (407) 898-3621.

We will be accepting them all summer.

OFFICER ELECTIONS & MEMBERSHIP

July is election month. Welcome to this year’s slate of officers!

  • Chair: Cat Rigby
  • Secretary/ Treasurer: Paul Burdette
  • Activities Coordinator: Lesley Horwarth
  • Historian: Sarah Grant

August is membership month! Are you thinking about becoming a Mystic Grove Member or Friend? You can learn about the path to membership here.  The annual membership window is coming up in August-September at the monthly meetings.

MYSTIC GROVE LINKS TO KNOW

Questions or more info?  Please email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org

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