WHAT WE ARE
“The Mystic Grove” is a Pagan group that is affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
We organized in November 2001 for the purpose of creating a Pagan community within the framework of Unitarian Universalism. In June 2016, Mystic Grove became a chapter member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS).
While we provide free public rituals we are not a “pagan church.” We are more akin to a “pagan study group at a UU church.”
In Nov 2018, we celebrate 17 years of service to First Unitarian and the Greater Orlando Pagan community! Visitors are welcome. You can always contact us for more info or visit the church.
MISSION / PURPOSE
- To provide a safe place for Pagans/Heathens to gather for worship and fellowship.
- To honor and give support to those on a Pagan/Heathen spiritual path.
- To maintain an environment where people of differing age groups and ability levels are free to participate.
- To share the collective wisdom of the past and the present.
- To provide Pagan/Heathen and Unitarian Universalist networking.
- To welcome those that follow alternative spiritual and philosophical paths.
- To provide opportunities for people to socialize, network, laugh, learn and celebrate.
WHO WE ARE
The Mystic Grove is made up of Pagans from different paths as well as those people best defined as “free spirits.” Because of this, we have no official path.
Ritual is led by a volunteer leader each time and they may choose to do it in the style of their path.
Mystic Grove voting members are also Unitarian Universalists (UUs). We regularly attend church activities and worship services at First Unitarian Church of Orlando or other UU Congregation. While one does not need to be a UU in order to be active in the Mystic Grove, many of us like the balance that we find the two faiths provide.
Our members vary in age from the early 20s up to the 70s. We have singles and couples, and a good mix of men and women. There are members who have been Pagan for years and others who are just learning. Many of us are active with ecological, social and political causes. The one thing that binds us together is our desire to practice a sincere form of religion that embraces all the different positive meanings of the word “UU Pagan.”
Mystic Grove is family friendly. While children are welcome at most of our events, we do not carry insurance or provide childcare. We expect parents to watch their own children.
WHEN WE MEET
Our monthly meeting is on 1st Sundays at 12:00 PM in Room 1 of the education building at First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
We review the most recent ritual, and plan the next upcoming rituals,. We also organize craft circles, classes, movie nights and more. Please see our calendar for more information.
Visitors are always welcome to attend!
Other documents are also posted.