MG Officers Deep Chair

July 21, 2018 the  MG Officers met from 11 AM – 1:30 PM for  a SUPER productive “deep chair” meeting getting the lay of the land, sneak peeks at the group T-shirt, sneak peeks at new technology, and doing the Officer Dream Board as we get ready to plan the September Mabon Retreat 2018.

This is something we’ve started doing every 5 years or so to assess group health, make sure we are following Mystic Grove’s mission, First Unitarian’s Mission, and dream big ideas. This time around it includes planning for our 20th Anniversary in 2021!

Noodles Restaurant July 2018

But Officers get hungry so we went to “Mystic Noodle.” Not all of us have been there yet but it is quickly becoming a fav of the group because of the price, the variety, the vegetarian and GF options. Two of us tried the new Zoodle option with the spiralized zucchini.  Check out Noodles World Kitchen in the neighborhood if you get the chance around Fashion Square Mall.

NEXT EVENT

Next up is Moon Circle. “In Person” registration for 4th Friday class is full.

We are taking “distance learners” who want to get “Moon Circle Lite” over Facebook group. You can start joining the group now. Files will be digital handouts and will appear on 4th Saturdays.

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Kemetic New Year & Semester News

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Thanks to those who came out to to celebrate the Kemetic New Year! More photos on Facebook. 

Here’s what is coming up:

Date Type of Event Facebook RSVP
Aug 17, 2016 Fellowship 3rd Sunday Movie Nite: Ladyhawke (PG-13)
Aug 19, 2016 Fellowship Teaching Craft Circle: Rock Painting
Aug 20, 2016 Annual Event Classroom Clean Up & Celebration Dinner
Aug 26, 2016 Moon Circle Session 2: Learn
Aug 28, 2016 Annual Event Opportunities Fiesta
Sept 1, 2016 Education King Arthur: Class 1

NEXT MEETING & RITUAL

Out next 1st Sunday monthly meeting is Sept 4, 2016.

Our next ritual is Sept 24 2016.  Mabon Ritual. 

NEWS

Annual Business Meeting

Annual elections were held.  We welcome returning officers and a new historian!  Those in attendance also renewed membership and friend forms.  All are welcome to participate in Mystic Grove at the level they wish.

If you wish to join and need forms, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org and we will be happy to send you the PDF. Please turn in your forms to the Secretary no later than the Sept meeting.

Scholarship Fund

Donations are welcome to support us in our work. Most of our events are free or low cost.  We maintain a “scholarship” fund to help those who wish to attend our tuition classes and need the fees waived. If you would like to contribute to the “Scholarship Fund” please mail a check payable to “First Unitarian Church of Orlando” with “Mystic Grove Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

Attn: Mystic Grove
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803

New Calendar and Brochure for Fall 2016

At our August 6 meeting, the new brochure and calendar were released! Feel free to print copies for yourself or to share:

You can can RSVP to individual events or subscribe to our Facebook events page. 

Classes

New classes have been posted!

Date Class  Length Cost
Sept 1
Class begins
King Arthur DVD series

Drop In” friendly.

Come for it all or just the ones you like.

8 week series

Thursdays

FREE
Aug 28
Register
Early Bird
in personOct 1
Email RegisterOct 27
Class begins
Learning Tarot 1

This 10 session Thursday series will include content on the Major Arcana and Court Cards presented by class leaders, discussion, exercises, tarot spreads, and homework. The class will be creating their personal flashcard decks for tarot study.

If you wish, continue to Learning Tarot 2.

10 week series

Thursdays

Class limited to 12 students.

Tuition Class
Jan 1
Email RegisterJan 26
Class begins
Learning Tarot 2

This 10 session Thursday series will include content on the Minor Arcana presented by class leaders, discussion, exercises, tarot spreads, and homework. The class will be creating their personal flashcard decks for tarot study.

You do not have to have “Learning Tarot 1” to participate.

10 week series

Thursdays

Class limited to 12 students.

Tuition Class

Volunteering

We have leaders for Mabon and Samhain.  If you would like to help volunteer for either one, email us at mysticgrove@orlandouu.org so we can connect you to the right leader.

Volunteer opportunities typically are in areas such as

  • help design the ritual, organize volunteer jobs
  • help set up for ritual on the day
  • be a greeter, call a corner, do a reading, etc in ritual
  • organize potluck tables, wash dishes, ziplock leftovers to take home
  • help cleanup other areas

Spontaneous helpers “on the day” are always welcome. Just show up early at 6 PM and ask the ritual leader where you can assist. Many hands make light work!

MG ANNIVERSARY AND CUUPS MEMBERSHIP

Mystic Grove is celebrating 15 years as a group this year!

In June 2016 the Mystic Grove also became a member  of  The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS).

CUUPS is an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals.

We will be working on updating our Charter to meet CUUPS requirements over the course of the year.

SEE YOU SOON!

It’s looking like a full plate for Fall. We’re excited to serve the Greater Orlando pagan community and hope to see you at some of our events!